MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say a Milwaukee man who threatened to shoot himself in the head instead shot and killed his younger brother when the brother tried to intervene.
Thirty-three-year-old Patrick Weeks was charged Thursday with first-degree reckless homicide. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 40 years.
According to the criminal complaint, Weeks went to police early Monday morning and confessed to shooting his brother. Officers responded to the home Weeks shared with his brother and his family and found 31-year-old Lee E. McTiller dead.
Weeks told authorities he felt he had no reason to live so he put a gun to his temple. He said McTiller tried to wrestle it away so he pushed his brother back and fired.
Online court records didn’t immediately list an attorney for Weeks.