Shot in the head of a man who is fighting a woman’s release decades too soon

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A man shot in the head fights the release of the woman who nearly killed him. The attack was caught on video at the man’s car dealership in West Allis in 2018. Police said they found the book The Art of War in the woman’s car along with several guns. Now she could be walking free decades sooner. “Nobody gets shot in the head and can talk about it,” Matt Tripi said. But he did. “Did you think you would survive this day?” WISN 12 news reporter Hillary Mintz asked, “That day I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to die today,'” Tripi said. “Haven’t you ever told your side of the story?” Mintz asked. “I never have,” he said. Tripi relives the horrifying moments when a woman opened fire on him in his used car lot in West Allis, pulled out a gun and started shooting,” Tripi said. In March 2018, Melissa Sandrone walked into M&M Motors on Highway 100 with an arsenal of guns, knives and the book The Art of War. The harrowing moments were captured by security cameras. “I tried to ram her vehicle out of the way and she fired again. I waited a few seconds and opened the door and she shot again,” Tripi said. Sandrone said she was seeking revenge, who blamed Tripi for a head injury she sustained in a motorcycle accident with him more than a decade ago. The court found Sandrone not guilty of a mental illness and a judge sentenced her to 38 years in a psychiatric facility. Tripi was satisfied. “You walked out of the courtroom and thought, what?” Mintz asked. “That I would never see her or hear from her until she was a very old person,” Tripi said. In April, a judge approved their release. “Now I get a call from the district attorney’s office saying she’s going to be released, that the doctors said there’s nothing more they can do for her and I was completely shocked,” Tripi said. Tripi said he was speaking to warn “Why does she scare you so much when she comes out?” Mintz asked. “I just think there’s so many mass shootings in this country and now we’ve got someone who had three guns, an AK, all that ammo that it should have been in jail for 38 years or in a mental institution is now getting out and live in a transition home in Brown Deer. I don’t think that makes us any safer now. I think the system is broken,” he said. Sandrone’s family told WISN 12 News they had no comment on her possible release. Prosecutors said they were against it all along. At the hearing on Thursday, the terms of Sandrone’s release will be discussed. If the judge approves the plan, it is unclear how soon the release could take place.

A man shot in the head fights the release of the woman who nearly killed him.

The attack was caught on video at the man’s car dealership in West Allis in 2018.

Police said they found the book The Art of War in the woman’s car along with several guns. Now she could roam free decades earlier.

“No one gets shot in the head and can talk about it,” Matt Tripi said.

But he did.

“Did you think you would survive this day?” WISN 12 news reporter Hillary Mintz asked.

“That day I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to die today,'” Tripi said.

“You’ve never told your side of the story?” asked Mintz.

“Never have,” he said.

Tripi relives the horrifying moments when a woman opened fire on him in his used car lot in West Allis.

“I got into the vehicle and looked in the rearview mirror and I see that she pulled out a gun and started shooting,” Tripi said.

In March 2018, Melissa Sandrone walked into M&M Motors on Highway 100 with an arsenal of guns, knives and the book The Art of War.

The harrowing moments were captured by surveillance cameras.

“I tried to ram her vehicle out of the way and she shot again, I waited a few seconds and opened the door and she shot again,” Tripi said.

Sandrone said she was seeking revenge and blamed Tripi for a head injury she sustained in a motorcycle accident with him more than a decade ago.

The court found Sandrone not guilty of a mental illness and a judge locked her up in a psychiatric facility for 38 years. Tripi was satisfied.

“You walked out of the courtroom and thought, what?” Mintz asked.

“That I would never see her or hear from her until she was a very old person,” Tripi said.

However, in April a judge approved their release.

“Now I get a call from the district attorney’s office saying she’s going to be released, that the doctors said there’s nothing more they can do for her and I was completely shocked,” Tripi said.

Tripi said he was speaking out to warn the public.

“Why does she scare you so much when she comes out?” Mintz asked

“I just think there’s so many mass shootings in this country and now we’ve got someone who had three guns, an AK, all that ammo that should have been in jail or a mental institution for 38 years is now coming alive being out in a transitional home in Brown Deer. I don’t think that makes us any safer now. I think the system is broken,” he said.

Sandrone’s family told WISN 12 News they had no comment on her possible release.

Prosecutors said they were against it all along.

The hearing on Thursday is scheduled to discuss the terms of Sandrone’s release.

If the judge approves the plan, it’s unclear how quickly the release could happen.

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