MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A building maintenance man who pulled a handgun and shot two teenagers to death as they beat him with a baseball bat, is being held while prosecutors determine whether he should face charges, Milwaukee police said on Thursday.
Prosecutors are expected to start reviewing the case on Thursday afternoon, a police spokesman said. The man is being held at the Milwaukee County jail, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said in a statement the 39-year-old maintenance man was arguing with two teenagers and another man on Wednesday afternoon, when the dispute escalated.
"The argument became physical and one of the individuals began to beat the maintenance man with a bat as one of the other individuals held him," Flynn said. "The maintenance man produced a handgun, shooting the two."
The 19-year-old man and 17-year-old girl, both Milwaukee residents, died at the scene, Flynn said.
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