Milwaukee man charged with first-degree intentional homicide

Forty-year-old Milwaukee resident Dan Popp, who was charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the fatal shootings of his neighbors, was ruled competent for his trial. A psychiatrist said he was faking mental health problems in an updated competency report from the Mendota Mental Health Institute submitted during the first week of October.

Two of the victims, Phia and Mai Vue, are a Hmong couple. A criminal complaint showed that Popp said to the third victim, Jesus Manso-Perez, “Oh, that’s why you don’t speak English. You’re Puerto Rican. You guys got to go,” before pulling the trigger that killed him. Popp was charged in March 2016 for the crimes. He is also facing one count of first-degree attempted homicide for shooting at, but failing to hit, Manso-Perez’s son.

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