Stephanie Jones, 18, was a teen mother from Milwaukee whose life was cut short when the father of her child shoot and killed her in January 2017.

The couple had been dating on and off for years, and when Stephanie was 16, she became pregnant. Their relationship came to a tragic end when 18-year-old Hakeem Tucker broke into Jones’s home by crawling through her open bedroom window.

Stephanie Jones


Stephanie Jones lived in the house with her parents. Her mother became alarmed when she spotted Tucker arguing and being abusive to her daughter. Jones’s father came rushing to her aid and that’s when Tucker turned and shot him. Tucker immediately focused his attention back to Stephanie and shot her in the chest. Jones’s mother grabbed her two-year-old granddaughter and ran from the residence for help.

Tucker was apprehended two days later when police were investigating a suspicious vehicle. They found him with a weapon when he was arrested.

It’s believed that Jones and Tucker’s relationship had been riddled with abuse from the beginning. Jones’s father was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for his gunshot wound. He recovered.

Tucker was already on probation because of a previous conviction of armed robbery, He’s been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and possession of a firearm by a felon. If Tucker is found guilty, he faces a maximum of life in prison.

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