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UPDATE: Man charged in hit-and-run death of Milwaukee crossing guard arrested in California

Updated: 5:07 p.m. December 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn said the suspect was arrested on November 21 on a bus but was released because of a lack of evidence.

After further investigation police were able to charge the man with the crime and he was arrested Thursday, December 21 in California by California authorities.


"I feel a sense of relief, I feel joyful and I am extremely happy for the family that justice is likely to be served," said Alderman Cavalier Johnson, 2nd District. 

"We would like to thank the police department, everyone who donated to the go fund me, to everyone who sent cards, money, prayers or came up to us in public and showed support, to those who called in with information, the the hospital and hospice who cared for me father thank you for caring for our family." "We would like to thank the policedepartment, everyone who donated to the go fund me, to everyone who sent cards,money, prayers or came up to us in public and showed support, to those whocalled in with information, the the hospital and hospice who cared for mefather thank you for caring for our family," said Sharon Tyler, Andrew's daughter. 

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Posted: 3:33 p.m. December 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a crossing guard in Milwaukee on November 10. The crossing guard, Andrew Tyler, had to undergo major surgery including having both of his legs amputated. He died December 7.

According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old Terrence Harris, was the driver of the car that hit Andrew Tyler. Police had been looking for a burgundy 4-door car missing a front driver's side hubcap. Security video showed Mr. Tyler fly up in the air and flip over three times before falling to the ground as the car speeds off. 

Records showed that Harris was driving the wanted car on two other occasions for an OWI and for operating after revocation.

Security footage from a camera near Harris' home at Carmen Middle/High School showed the car in question leave his house around 6:24 a.m. on the day of the crash and return two minutes later with damage consistent with a hit-and-run. Harris also failed to show up for work on the day of the crash. He told his boss that he got rear-ended on his way to work and had to get his car towed back to his house. 

Harris was arrested November 21 on a Coach USA bus going to Chicago. A police officer identified the suspect and squads stopped the bus on I-43 where Harris was arrested.

Police have been unable to find the car and believe it is hidden somewhere in Milwaukee under a car cover.

Sharon Tyler, the daughter of Andrew Tyler, sent CBS 58 this statement:

"We would like to thank the police department, everyone who donated to the go fund me, to everyone who sent cards, money, prayers or came up to us in public and showed support, to those who called in with information, the the hospital and hospice who cared for me father thank you for caring for our family."
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