Third Ward shooting: Trial date for Ellis-Brown scheduled

Keasean Ellis-Brown

The trial for Keasean Ellis-Brown, accused of shooting an off-duty police detective in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, has been scheduled for Oct. 17, 2022.

Ellis-Brown, 19, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, among other charges, in the Jan. 13 shooting at the Shake Shack near Water and Buffalo.

The 19-year-old had been taken into custody on March 15 after weeks on the run.  He pleaded not guilty on March 24. The charges against him include five felonies and a misdemeanor. 

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Ellis-Brown is one of three men charged in connection to the incident; Dionta'e Hayes and Timonte Karroll-Robinson are the other two.

Hayes is due in court on Aug. 2 for a plea hearing. Karroll-Robinson is due in court for a plea hearing on July 1. Ellis-Brown remains in custody on $1 million bond. 

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Off-duty Milwaukee police officer shot trying to stop robbery in Third Ward

The shooting

According to a criminal complaint, a DoorDash driver had a food order to pick up at the Shake Shack. She parked her car outside the restaurant and had her three children with her. Once inside, "the staff told her that someone was taking something out of her car."

The complaint states the DoorDash driver saw a suspect running from her car and "getting into a silver car stopped at the intersection." When she went back out to her car, she found an iPhone, and her daughter "told her that the suspect got into the front driver's seat, looked back and said, 'Oh (expletive)' when he noticed the children."

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The DoorDash driver went back into the restaurant with the iPhone and noticed the suspect walk up. The suspect demanded his phone and reached into the DoorDash driver's pocket to get it before he "tried lifting her up to slam her to the ground," per the complaint.

A man in the Shake Shack then identified himself as police, grabbed the suspect off the DoorDash driver and wrestled the suspect to the ground, the complaint states. The DoorDash driver said "she saw the suspect reaching for his waistband and that the store employees were yelling for her to get behind the counter. The DoorDash driver then "started running and heard two gunshots and then a brief pause, then three additional shots."

Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz

The detective, Andrew Wilkiewicz, suffered four gunshot wounds. He was released from the hospital five days after the shooting.

A police chase ensued shortly after the shooting, and authorities arrested Hayes and -Karroll-Robinson.

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Police at scene near 29th and Burleigh were suspects' vehicle crashed after pursuit and Third Ward off-duty officer-involved shooting

Officers spotted the suspects' vehicle and tried to stop it near 27th and State. The chase stretched just over two miles until, near 29th and Burleigh, the suspects fled on foot in an alley after their vehicle crashed.

FOX6 News confirmed that the suspects' vehicle had been stolen from Menomonee Falls.