School Students Overhear Woman Being Shot to Death During Remote Class

The shooting of a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by her brother was overheard by a child attending a virtual class over Zoom, prompting the teacher to call 911 to their home.

The homicide of Michelle Blackmon happened on Friday after an argument, the Milwaukee Police said.

She was found dead in the kitchen of her home in Milwaukee with two gunshot wounds to the head, according to WISN-12.

Her brother, Mario Stokes, admitted to shooting his sister in their home to another sibling and took himself to the nearest police station after the killing.

According to a case report by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, seen by WISN-12, there was a child in the home when Blackmon was shot, who was attending a virtual class.

The gunshots fired by Stokes were overheard by the student's classmates and the teacher called 911 to the child's home.

A sister of the victim told police she had heard the gunshots and saw her brother leaving the house. Stokes told her that he was on the way to the police to turn himself in, according to a criminal complaint.

He reportedly walked to District 4 police headquarters and told the desk sergeant there that "his sister no longer existed, that he did it and that he used a .380" after an argument that ensued between the siblings on the previous night, the complaint said.

According to local reports, criminal charges against the 45-year-old were referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office and a judge has ordered Stokes to undergo mental health treatment.

Newsweek has contacted Milwaukee Police for comment.

There have been 123 homicides in Milwaukee this year according to a tracker by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is 58 more than last year to date. In 2019, the city saw 98 homicides in total.

This year, so far, some 24 percent of the homicides were against women, and 73 percent against Black people.

Just a day before Blackmon was shot by her brother, a 27-year-old Black woman was killed in the city, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office data.

Erianica Primer was celebrating her birthday in a bar when she was shot, the victim's mother told local news site CBS58. A 36-year-old man was arrested for the murder of Primer, who was the mother of two boys.