Murder/Suicide – Killed – Janie Jefferson (Milwaukee, WI)


MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee police have identified the woman killed Thursday in a murder-suicide.

Police said 26-year-old Dontavio Smith shot and killed 26-year-old Janie Jefferson before killing himself.

Three children under the age of 6 are in child protective services and will most likely be there throughout the holidays.

Police are trying to track down family in Arizona.

Friday night, Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan, along with some Milwaukee police officers and other community stakeholders, announced a fund had been set up for the children.

Dontavion Smith shot and killed his girlfriend, Janie Jefferson, and then himself at their south side home early Thursday morning. Their kids were inside.


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