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Maintenance man arrested in shooting deaths of 2 Milwaukee teens

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The 39-year-old maintenance worker who shot and killed to teenagers in the stairwell of a Milwaukee apartment building has now been arrested on possible charges of 1st degree intentional homicides.

Our affiliate in Milwaukee, WISN, says the teens, a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old female, were fatally shot by the worker Wednesday afternoon.  The teens and a third person were arguing with the worker when a physical fight ensued.  The worker was beaten with a baseball bat when he pulled out a gun and fired.

The third person involved, a 20-year-old man, has been jailed on a possible charge of substantial battery. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said the teens did not live in the building, but had an acquaintance who lived there.  Flynn says there is video of the attack and shooting, however, that is not being released at this time.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will review the arrest to determine if the maintenance worker acted in self-defense.

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