06/17/2013 UPDATE:

(from our news partners at NBC 15)

Julia Majette and her family lived in a home on N. Thompson Drive, the same home where,two days ago, Majette was killed.

Police say two men entered the home, then shot Majette and her husband, who is identified by family as Daunte Vance. Vance survived, but Majette died at the scene; a scene some of Majette's young kids witnessed.

Tracey Cherry, Majette's mom, tells NBC 15 her daughter had big plans for the future. She says Majette was just accepted into the Odyssey Project. The program allows low-income adults to receive free college credit with UW Madison. Majette wanted to go back to school so could be a nurse. She also wanted to follow in her mom's footsteps. Cherry just graduated from Odyssey. She recalls the joyous occasion spent with her daughter.

"She gave me a big hug and a kiss and told me that she was proud of me and she wanted me to keep going on to continue my education” says Cherry.

Police believe the shooting was targeted, but don't yet have a motive.

Meanwhile, two suspects still remain on the loose. Cherry has this to say to her daughter's killer(s).

"I hope that you will come to the light and turn yourself in because my daughter and son-in-law hasn't done anything. And thank God you didn't do anything to my grand kids. And I just want you to know that ya'll are very wrong. And I hope ya'll feel guilty on the inside and turn yourselves in and in the long run, God will take care of you” says Cherry.



06/13/2013 UPDATE:

Investigators believe two men entered the home. A 25-year old woman was shot and killed. Her 34-year old husband suffered numerous gunshot wounds and was transported to a hospital.

His injuries are not believe to be life-threatening. The husband is not being cooperative with detectives and no motive for the homicide has been established.

There were three young children in the home at the time of the shootings. They are in a safe place today.


Incident TypeMurder/Homicide

Incident Date06/12/2013 - 7:52 PM

Address 700 block N. Thompson

Victim(s)Female, Male


An adult woman died from gunshot wounds suffered at the scene. An adult male was transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

This does not appear to have been a random crime. The MPD has not identified a suspect, or suspects.

More information is expected to be released in the morning.