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Aliyah Marie Perez, Milwaukee Common Council president’s niece killed near 27th and Clayton Crest Avenue

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m.

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On Sunday night, February 26th, a 26-year-old woman was fatally shot in Milwaukee. The incident occurred near the intersection of 27th and Clayton Crest Avenue, which is located just north of Grange.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. The Milwaukee County medical examiner has identified the victim as Aliyah Perez.

Perez’s family members have stated FOX3 that she is the niece of Milwaukee Common Council President José Pérez.

On Monday, the Common Council president released a statement regarding the tragic incident that occurred within the past 24 hours.

The statement expressed the family’s profound sadness and requested privacy and space during this difficult time.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and authorities are trying to determine what led to the gunfire.

Brittney Berg, the girlfriend of Aliyah’s brother, shared on social media that Elijah Combs, age 28, is the suspected individual wanted in connection to the murder of Perez.

According to neighbors, they heard more than five shots, and first responders attempted to revive the victim. While police claim to know who they are looking for, no arrests have been made as of Monday.

Members of the Common Council expressed their condolences to President Pérez following the tragic shooting that claimed the life of his niece.

Alderman Bob Bauman, who is close to President Pérez, described him as a great person, a devoted family man, and someone who had a close relationship with his niece. Bauman acknowledged the pain that President Pérez must be experiencing and pledged to support him in any way possible.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips.


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