Corrections officer in Wisconsin killed in suspected road rage shooting while teaching her son to drive
A state corrections officer in Wisconsin was killed during a suspected road rage incident while teaching her son how to drive, according to authorities.
Tracey Smith was fatally shot on a Milwaukee street on Friday night following a “minor accident” involving the driver of another vehicle, according to ABC News. A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody.
Cops say the other motorist pulled a weapon and fired at Smith, 46, who was not behind the wheel.
“The guy zig-zagged in the street, and he also hit her,” Smith’s mother JoAnne Luckett told Fox 6. “She went out to look to see what was going on.”
Smith had been a sergeant with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 23 years. DOC Secretary-designee Kevin A. Carr said in a statement Tuesday that her “contributions to the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility will be felt long after her passing.”
“Today, I want to express my sincere condolences and stand in solidarity with Sgt. Smith’s family, friends and co-workers,” he said.
Dad Ollie Luckett told Fox 6 that Smith “was just a wonderful person. Easygoing.”
“She went to work every day,” JoAnne Luckett told the station. “She made a life for her and her sons. I wake up every morning and it’s like, ‘Wow. Tracey is not here.’ I hate it. I hate it. I hate the way things are in this city.”