17-year-old charged for allegedly attempting to rob off-duty MPD detective

17-year-old Breon is charged with attempting to rob an off-duty MPD detective near N. 27th St. and Ruby.


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- 17-year-old Breon Eskridge is charged with attempted armed robbery for allegedly trying to rob an off-duty Milwaukee police detective. Eskridge fled the scene of the alleged robbery attempt after the off-duty detective pull out his gun and began firing.

According to the criminal complaint, Eskridge approached 53-year-old Milwaukee Police Detective Kenneth Fortune on January 6th around 5:30 p.m. near 27th and Ruby. Eskridge allegedly told Fortune, "Give me everything you got! Give me everything!"

The complaint goes on to say Eskridge was fled when Fortune drew his gun and started firing. In our interview with store clerk Miguel Alsuwailih, he told us the teen ran to Hot Sport Liquor. Alsuwailih says Eskridge came in the store asking for help after receiving gunshot wounds from Detective Fortune.

Fortune identified Eskridge as the alleged robber as the teen was being loaded into an ambulance. While at Children's Hospital Eskridge admitted to using a real looking BB gun, while trying to rob Fortune.

If convicted, Eskridge will face up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.


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