A black man, well-known for his boisterous support of President Trump, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday.
According to reports, Bernell Trammell, 60, was sitting outside his publishing company when a vehicle pulled in front of the business and someone fatally shot and killed him before speeding away. Trammell had reportedly spent the weeks leading up to his death advocating for Trump’s reelection.
Because of Trammell’s outspoken support for President Trump, Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, put out a statement following Trammell’s murder.
“It is tragic to learn of the senseless murder of Bernell Trammell, and I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. Because of Trammell’s well known political activism and the possibility that his murder could be politically motivated, I respectfully request that United States Attorney Matthew Krueger open an investigation into this heinous crime. No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation,” wrote Chairman Hitt.