By Muhammad Atef | May 5, 2021

Homestead High School sophomore shot, killed

A Homestead High School teen was shot and killed in Milwaukee on Sunday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the boy as 15-year-old Jacob Howard. According to Milwaukee police, Howard was shot and killed near 37th and Marion streets around 5:20 a.m. Sunday.”I was just so devastated and at a loss of words. I didn’t even know what to do at the time. I was just in shock. It’s crazy to say that my friend is gone,” said Steven Ho, one of Howard’s friends. Friends said Howard was a “loving soul” and someone who always made those close to him smile. He was a sophomore at Homestead High School, which is now the site of a memorial in his honor.Since the beginning of 2021, six children, 17 and younger, have been killed in gun violence in Milwaukee. Four kids died in shootings in the same time frame last year.Zane Jacobsen, another Homestead student started a GoFundMe to raise money to help pay for Howard’s funeral. As of May 4, more than $17,000 had been raised for Howard’s family.”I had to do something to help the family out. No family deserves to bury their own child,” Jacobsen said.Administrators have brought in more counselors to support students. “This is a truly devastating time for our entire school community,” Homestead Principal Eric Ebert said in a statement. “Jacob was loved by students and staff alike at Homestead and he had a personal connection to many. He will be greatly missed.”Investigators have not said what led to Howard’s death. Police have not made any arrests.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App for a cash reward.

A Homestead High School teen was shot and killed in Milwaukee on Sunday.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the boy as 15-year-old Jacob Howard. According to Milwaukee police, Howard was shot and killed near 37th and Marion streets around 5:20 a.m. Sunday.

“I was just so devastated and at a loss of words. I didn’t even know what to do at the time. I was just in shock. It’s crazy to say that my friend is gone,” said Steven Ho, one of Howard’s friends.

Friends said Howard was a “loving soul” and someone who always made those close to him smile. He was a sophomore at Homestead High School, which is now the site of a memorial in his honor.

Since the beginning of 2021, six children, 17 and younger, have been killed in gun violence in Milwaukee. Four kids died in shootings in the same time frame last year.

Zane Jacobsen, another Homestead student started a GoFundMe to raise money to help pay for Howard’s funeral. As of May 4, more than $17,000 had been raised for Howard’s family.

“I had to do something to help the family out. No family deserves to bury their own child,” Jacobsen said.

Administrators have brought in more counselors to support students.

“This is a truly devastating time for our entire school community,” Homestead Principal Eric Ebert said in a statement. “Jacob was loved by students and staff alike at Homestead and he had a personal connection to many. He will be greatly missed.”

Investigators have not said what led to Howard’s death. Police have not made any arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App for a cash reward.



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