Family of man killed by stolen vehicle full of teens speaks out

Family has identified Marquis Hacket, 47, as the man killed in Sunday night’s crash at 20th Street and North Avenue.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is still reviewing charges against five teenagers who police say were in the stolen vehicle that crashed into the car Hacket was a passenger in. None of them were even old enough to drive.

The five boys in custody for the crime are all just 13-, 14-, or 15-year-olds.

Investigators say the teens in the stolen vehicle committed an armed robbery earlier in the day and were leading police on a high-speed chase when the crash happened. Police say they recovered a gun in the car. Family
Marquis Hacket Family
Marquis Hacket

“I talk to him every day, but that night he didn’t answer his phone,” said Dottie Hacket, Marquis’ mom. “I went to be not knowing my son was dead in the street.”

Marquis’ mom says you never actually think it’s going to be you or your loved one who is killed, but until this kind of reckless behavior stops, it very well could be.

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