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Final suspect in shooting near Waukesha Woodman's turns himself in

Dec. 3, 2013

Less than two weeks after Waukesha police issued search warrants for three suspects associated with a shooting near the Woodman's Food Market, all have been accounted for.

Antonio Martinez, 22, of Waukesha turned himself in last week and appeared with his attorney in court Nov. 27, Sgt. Joe Hendricks of the Waukesha Police Department said. Martinez was free after he and one of his parents signed a $25,000 surety bond, online court records show.

Martinez's court appearance came two days after a second man, Vasilio Aguilera, 25, of Waukesha, was arrested last week outside of Casa del Rio restaurant, 408 E. Main St.

A detective stopped a vehicle occupied by Aguilera after recognizing the driver as his friend, Capt. Ron Oremus said last week.

Aguilera posted a $10,000 bail and, like Martinez, had a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

The third suspect, Daniel Mindeola, 17, of Waukesha, made an initial court appearance on Nov. 21 and was released on a $25,000 surety bond that was signed by his parents, according to court records.

Mindeola's preliminary hearing is Jan. 9.

The three suspects were charged two days after the incident on Nov. 15, with discharging a firearm at a vehicle and three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

Martinez and Mindeola were also charged with marijuana distribution.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha police were dispatched to Woodman's Food Market, 1600 E. Main St., after receiving reports of the shooting.

A woman told police in the complaint that she had set up a phony drug deal at the market with the intention of robbing Mindeola.

Two of her friends received about an ounce of marijuana and Mindeola and Martinez tried chasing after them in their car, according to the complaint.

Mindeola and Martinez confronted the woman and one of her friends and, according to the complaint, told them they "(expletive) with the wrong people."

"This is Cobras," Mindeola allegedly said. "You better watch out."

The Spanish Cobras is a Chicago-based street gang that allegedly has factions operating in the Milwaukee metro area, according to the Waukesha Police Department's website.

Oremus said that investigators have not been able to verify claims of gang affiliation. Oremus said that gang activity in Waukesha has been on the decline in the past two years.

According to the complaint, the woman told police she sped off, and the two wronged men followed her in their Cadillac. She managed to lose them, she said in the complaint, and found one of her friends walking in the area. The other friend could not be found, she told police.

That friend later told police that Mindeola and Martinez found him walking near the Pick 'n Save on Moreland Boulevard. They ordered him into the car and the men drove to Martinez's house, where Martinez allegedly grabbed a baseball bat and a handgun, the complaint states. The friend told police he managed to flee the vehicle before the shooting, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 164, the red Cadillac appeared behind the woman's vehicle. Mindeola allegedly shouted at them to pull over, but the woman kept driving, the complaint states.

The woman told police the Cadillac then pulled up next to them at Manhattan Drive and Main Street and she heard two "loud pops," the complaint said. Realizing she was being shot at, the woman sped off and called police, the complaint states.

Police noted in the complaint that the rear tire on the woman's vehicle was flat, caused by what appeared to be a bullet hole. Police canvassed the area near Manhattan Drive and found two shell casings that appeared to come from a rifle, the complaint states.

— Reporter Steve Garrison contributed to this report

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