Milwaukee Burger King loss of life resulted from ‘staged’ theft plot gone flawed, authorities say

The loss of life of a 16-year-old Burger King worker in Milwaukee earlier this month was the results of a botched plan for a “staged” armed theft, in line with authorities.

Arrested within the case is suspect Antoine Edwards, 41, who has been charged with felony homicide, amongst different offenses, and his 16-year-old daughter, who was a co-worker of the lady who died, studies stated.

Edwards allegedly coordinated the plan along with his daughter and the sufferer, Niesha Harris-Brazell, to rob the Burger King the place the women labored on Jan. 2, FOX 6 of Milwaukee reported.

The deceased lady’s grandmother, nevertheless, denied her granddaughter was concerned, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.


“That is full and utter bullsh–,” Ida Lane, the grandmother, instructed the newspaper.

The newspaper famous that no different proof has emerged of the useless lady’s alleged involvement within the theft try besides statements to police from the father-daughter suspects.

Antoine Edwards has been arrested and charged with felony homicide and different offenses in reference to a Jan. 2 capturing loss of life at a Burger King restaurant in Milwaukee, in line with authorities. (Milwaukee Police)

Harris-Brazell was not shot by Edwards, however as an alternative by Derrick Ellis, 34, a Burger King worker who authorities imagine was not concerned within the plot however was as an alternative making an attempt to cease the theft, in line with the Journal-Sentinel.

However Ellis was a felon who illegally had a weapon with him at work, and he fled the scene quickly after the capturing and remained at giant Friday, in line with authorities, the Journal-Sentinel reported.

Derrick Ellis remained at large Friday after a Jan. 2 fatal shooting at the Burger King where he worked, authorities say.

Derrick Ellis remained at giant Friday after a Jan. 2 deadly capturing on the Burger King the place he labored, authorities say.
(Milwaukee Police Division)

Safety cameras on the restaurant recorded the incident, which began simply after 10 p.m. when a Chevy Impala pulled as much as the restaurant’s drive-thru window.

In line with authorities, the driving force, Edwards, gestured to the window and a “juvenile male worker responds… and opens the window and briefly says one thing to the Impala driver. The Impala then pulls away, and the juvenile male closes the window,” a felony criticism detailed.

The identical automobile pulled as much as the window minutes later when Harris-Brazell answered.

A suspect who police claim is Antoine Edwards, 41, leans through a Burger King drive-thru window in Milwaukee, Jan. 2.

A suspect who police declare is Antoine Edwards, 41, leans by way of a Burger King drive-thru window in Milwaukee, Jan. 2.
(Milwaukee Police)

“The identical Impala and driver re-appear on the drive-thru window. This time the sufferer…is within the space of the window, and he or she opens it. She instantly and shortly backs away from the open window and stands off to the aspect of the window, in order that she is now not seen to the driving force of the Impala. She removes the money drawer from the money register and stands there holding it whereas she calls out in the direction of the opposite workers who’re within the inside of the restaurant,” the criticism continued, as FOX 6 reported.

Edwards then “inserts his higher physique into the drive-thru window” and pulls a firearm.


The person gestures the pistol towards Harris-Brazell earlier than he abruptly re-enters the automobile because the 16-year-old reportedly drops to the ground.

The felony criticism stated “it doesn’t seem” Edwards shot the sufferer as “there is no such thing as a muzzle flash or smoke, no cartridge casing is ejected, and there’s no movement in keeping with the recoil of a gun.”

As an alternative, different inside cameras captured Ellis pulling a firearm and firing towards the drive-thru window. He was additionally captured on cameras accumulating the bullet casings, talking with the restaurant supervisor, and placing each the gun and the casings right into a secure contained in the restaurant, FOX 6 reported.

Ellis then fled the scene and Milwaukee police had been nonetheless looking for him Friday.

Edwards’ daughter spoke with police, confirming the Burger King theft was staged, FOX 6 reported.


She “admitted that the theft was staged to steal cash, and he or she was in on the plan. She stated that the sufferer, (Harris-Brazell), was her greatest good friend. The Impala driver…was her father,” the criticism stated.

Edwards additionally offered a press release to police, corroborating the sequence of occasions. In his assertion, nevertheless, he claimed the theft was staged with Harris-Brazell and never his daughter, Fox 6 reported.

Police additionally arrested a 38-year-old unidentified lady in connection to the theft, although she was not formally charged with against the law. 

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