Man who killed house intruder charged with felon in possession of firearm

Forty-four-year-old Jerry Jones, a convicted felon, was charged with possessing a firearm when he shot and killed a man who was breaking into his house.

According to court documents, Jones was inside his home in the 3200 block of N. 16th Street at around 11 p.m. on Friday, November 25 when he heard someone trying to break in through the window.

Prosecutors charged Jones with being a felon in possession of a firearm on Wednesday, November 30.

According to Court Commissioner Barry Phillips, “The issue is whether or not [Jones] had the firearm previous to this,” and ruled that, based on the evidence, Jones committed a felony in Milwaukee.

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