Revenge Was Motive Behind Wiseman Murder
New details are revealed in the senseless murder of a teenager. Authorities say 16-year-old Montrell Wiseman was gunned down for the color of his shirt even though he had no gang affiliation.
On October 21st, police found Wiseman dead near 21st & Binney St. Prosecutors say five men were going to steal alcohol but later decided to get revenge for the death of Matthew Saunsoci's cousin, Anthony, who was killed in September. At least a few in the group were known gang members. They went to a rival gang area, and targeted anyone wearing red. Authorities say Angelo Tolbert jumped out of the van and shot Wiseman and another woman. Wiseman died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
"We're going to stay strong and keep showing up for the court dates and we will demand justice, and we got a first step today," said Wiseman’s father, Arthur Plunkett.
Police were able to get the suspects behind bars so quickly because they crashed the van about 15 feet from the murder scene. One of the suspects was passed out drunk in the back of the van.
Tolbert and Josh Vanackeren are charged with 1st Degree Murder, while Francis Cayou, Adam Gamble, and Matthew Saunsoci are charged with Conspiracy. They are all still being held at the Douglas County Corrections Center.