Matthew Wilks Bio
Matthew Lee Wilks from Whitefish Bay. Matthew Wilks faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Tracey Smith and one count of being a felon in possession of a gun.
This beast is the murderer of Sgt. Tracey Smith – “Matthew Wilks of Whitefish Bay is now charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Tracey Smith at 51st and Capitol Drive on Friday, Aug. 30.” https://t.co/j9SNlbbgpL
— CT Jermin (@pastorctj) September 5, 2019
Matthew Wilks Age
He is 35 years old.
Matthew Wilks Accident with Tracey Smith
Matthew lee Wilkswas involved in a minor traffic incident last week with Tracey Smith and her son. She was teaching her son how to drive when the incident happened.
Wh is Tracey Smith
Tracey Smith was 46 years old. She was the mother of two sons and had worked with the State Department of corrections for some 20-years. If convicted, the alleged shooter could face life in prison.
Tracey Smith Murder
“He shot me,” said WIDOC sergeant Tracey Smith before she stumbled and fell to the ground. Smith was teaching her son to drive.
— Aaron Maybin (@Aaron_Maybin) September 4, 2019
Smith’s son told police he and his mother were driving Friday to Playmakers, a clothing store on Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee. He said he that as he was turning left onto Fond du Lac, a gold van cut in front of him from the lane to his right and collided with the front passenger corner of his car.
He said he stopped in the intersection, and the van stopped. His mother got out of the passenger seat to inspect the damage. He saw Wilks open the van door and stand on the running board looking back.
Smith’s son said his mother was yelling at Wilks when he said, “Bitch, I’ll kill you,” before shooting her once in the chest.
Smith said, “He shot me,” and fell to the street. As her son and other bystanders ran to help her, Wilks did a U-turn and drove away.
Smith’s son drove her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead about 35 minutes later, at 5:38 p.m
Matthew Wilks Arrested
Matthew Wilks, 35, of Whitefish Bay charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide in the shooting death of a Dept. Of Corrections worker during a minor traffic crash. Tracey Smith was shot to death over the fender bender Friday at 51st and Capitol. #WISN12 at 6. pic.twitter.com/vTt9vGhJy8
— Nick Bohr (@NickBohrWISN) September 4, 2019
Matthew Lee Wilks, 35, was arrested on Wednesday and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail on counts of first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon after police said he fatally shot 46-year-old Tracey Smith in the chest in front of her son following a minor accident on August 30.
Matthew Wilks Charges
Besides murder and possession of a firearm by a felon counts, Wilks faces drug charges after police say they found cocaine and pills at his home
Matthew Wilks Criminal Record
Wilks, who has a past criminal record in Wisconsin, was also charged with drug offenses. His bail was set at $110,000.
— NY Jᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ Sᴇᴇᴋᴇʀ (@NYJusticeSeeker) September 5, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Matthew Wilks charged with first-degree intentional homicide in shooting death of Tracey Smith in Milwaukee on Friday
- Smith, 46, was riding in the passenger seat with her son at the wheel when the pair were involved in a ‘minor accident’ with Wilks
- The criminal complaint says when Smith got out of the car and began yelling at Wilks, the man pulled out a gun and shot her in the chest
- The autopsy showed bullet pierced correction sergeant’s heart and lung, killing her
- Police used video evidence and DMV records to track down Wilks, who was then picked out of a photo lineup by Smith’s son
- Besides murder and possession of a firearm by a felon counts, Wilks faces drug charges after police say they found cocaine and pills at his home