Wis. CO killed in suspected road rage shooting
She was teaching her son to drive at the time of the attack
By David Boroff
New York Daily News
MILWAUKEE — A state corrections officer in Wisconsin was killed during a suspected road rage incident while teaching her son how to drive, according to authorities.
Tracey Smith was fatally shot on a Milwaukee street on Friday night following a “minor accident” involving the driver of another vehicle, according to ABC News. A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody.
Cops say the other motorist pulled a weapon and fired at Smith, 46, who was not behind the wheel.
“The guy zig-zagged in the street, and he also hit her,” Smith’s mother JoAnne Luckett told Fox 6. “She went out to look to see what was going on.”
“What was she supposed to do?” Smith’s younger sister Sherri Luckett told WTMJ. "Sit there in the car hoping he fled the scene?”
A 35-year-old man is under arrest after a #Wisconsin Dept of Corrections Sgt. was gunned down in what @MilwaukeePolice day was a case of road rage. Tracey Smith, 46, was teaching her son to drive when they were hit Friday at 51st and Capitol. Other driver opened fire. #WISN12 pic.twitter.com/B1uEVhPTiK— Nick Bohr (@NickBohrWISN) September 2, 2019
Smith had been a sergeant with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 23 years. DOC Secretary-designee Kevin A. Carr said in a statement Tuesday that her “contributions to the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility will be felt long after her passing.”
“Today, I want to express my sincere condolences and stand in solidarity with Sgt. Smith’s family, friends and co-workers,” he said.
Dad Ollie Luckett told Fox 6 that Smith “was just a wonderful person. Easygoing.”
“She went to work every day,” JoAnne Luckett told the station. “She made a life for her and her sons. I wake up every morning and it’s like, ‘Wow. Tracey is not here.’ I hate it. I hate it. I hate the way things are in this city.”
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