MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin Department of Corrections sergeant was fatally shot during a road-rage incident on Friday while she was teaching her teenage son how to drive, reports said.
Tracey Smith, a Wisconsin mother and DOC sergeant, was teaching her 17-year-old son how to drive in Milwaukee around 5:15 p.m. Friday when they got into a minor collision, Fox 6 reported.
Milwaukee Police wrote in a tweet, “The passenger of the vehicle that was hit got out and confronted the driver of the striking vehicle.”
MPD is investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019 at about 5:15 pm at N 51st/W. Capitol. This stemmed from a minor accident that occurred. The passenger of the vehicle that was hit got out and confronted the driver of the striking vehicle.
— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) September 2, 2019
Police said the man, who has not yet been named, then opened fire, killing Smith in front of her son.
“The guy zig-zagged in the street, and he also hit her,” JoAnne Luckett, Smith’s mother, told Fox 6. “She went out to look to see what was going on.”
— FOX6 News (@fox6now) September 4, 2019
The suspect fled from the scene but police arrested him Monday, WTMJ reported. Her 17-year-old son drove her to the hospital where she later died.
“She went to work every day,” Luckett said. “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.”
Ollie Luckett said his daughter’s personality was calming.
“She was just a wonderful person, easygoing,” said Ollie Luckett. “What that guy did, he just wanted to kill somebody. That’s stupid. That’s crazy, man.”
Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized.