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He was also charged with two counts of negligent injury in the first degree. He is due to be sentenced on August 29.
At the start of the trial, which began Monday, jurors heard testimony from Brownstone Social Lounge employees and patrons. Many said the gunman opened fire near the bar’s entrance.
Tucker, a hostess at the facility, was shot three times and died. Two bouncers were injured in the shooting but survived.
The bar, located at 524 N. Water St., restricts access to people under 27. This evening, on a Wednesday, 28 and older are allowed in the bar.
Prosecutor Michael Schindel said Tucker was shot when Tack became angry when Tate tried to explain the policy.
In the weeks and months leading up to the shooting, Tate had become a “pretty regular” customer at the bar, Schindhelm said, describing the incident as “tragic” and “absurd.”
Tate’s attorney, Jane Heather Christopherson, offered the Milwaukee theory that there was no misunderstanding before the two attackers got involved. Jurors were shown video footage and still images of the brownstone and the collision from various angles.
Tate was arrested several months after the shooting.
Bar staff will testify at trial.
The bar’s general manager, Jonah Moore, said Hall was walking down the hall when the shooting started. She remembers using a towel to stop the bleeding from Tucker, who later collapsed and died.
Bouncer Terry McMurtry was waiting to see if he wanted to work after his 4-9pm happy hour shift when he heard a commotion at the entrance. There he saw a man at the door arguing with Tucker and another hacker. The man refused to leave the company.
McMurtry came over to help, and then shots rang out. He turns around and tells the other bar patrons away from the fracas.
“My adrenaline was so high … I didn’t know he had been shot,” he said.
Doctors removed most of the bullet fragments from his leg, but could not get them all without causing permanent damage. McMurtry said he still has pain and instances where his leg “locks up,” especially on cold days.
Surveillance video shows security “pushing” the shooter out of the lounge before opening fire on the bar’s door.
The brownstone closed its doors for about a month following the shooting, but reopened after renovations and revisions to its age guidelines, requiring all customers to be 30 or older.
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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Jordan Tate has been charged with murder in a downtown Milwaukee nightclub