3 Milwaukee teens charged in connection to shooting of MPD detective at Shake Shack

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Three Milwaukee teens have been formally charged in connection to a shooting at Shake Shack in the Third Ward. 

The incident happened Thursday, Jan. 13 around 2 p.m. It stemmed from an attempted carjacking of a DoorDash driver. 

The driver says she was picking up an order and had her car parked on the south side of Shake Shack at the time. Her kids had to use the bathroom, so the delivery driver went inside to ask if they could use the facilities. That's when staff alerted her to someone taking something from her car. 

The criminal complaint states the driver turned around and saw a man running from her car and getting into a silver car stopped at the intersection. The paperwork states this person got into the front passenger seat of the car and then the vehicle turned north on Water Street. The driver then went outside to check on her children and saw an iPhone with a black case on the ground by the front driver's side bumper of her car. She picked up the phone and went back into the Shake Shack to call the police. The complaint states the phone she picked up was ringing several times and she put it into her coat pocket. 

The complaint states one of the suspects walked into the Shake Shack, turned to the delivery driver and demanded the cellphone. It also states the suspect grabbed the delivery driver, pushed her against a wall and took the phone. The suspect had her in a bear-hug and tried lifting her up to slam her to the ground. That's when an off-duty Milwaukee detective intervened. The criminal complaint states the detective wrestled the suspect to the ground and was on top of the suspect. Witnesses say they saw the suspect reaching for his waistband. The delivery driver stated she started to run and heard two gunshots, a pause and then three additional gunshots. 

The delivery driver left the back room of the restaurant to check on her kids and saw the officer shot on the ground. The criminal complaint states the officer kept repeating the license plate and mentioned it was an out of state plate. The delivery driver says the officer told the first responding officer the plate number and that he fired through the glass. The delivery driver's daughter mentioned the suspect lost a sandal while running. 

The accused are 19-year-old Keasean Ellis-Brown, who is not in custody, 18-year-old Dionta'e Hayes and 17-year-old Timonte Karroll-Robinson. 

Ellis-Brown faces the following:

  • Attempted first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon)
  • Second degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon
  • Attempting to operate a motor vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Drive or operate a vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Bail jumping

Karroll-Robinson faces the following:

  • Drive or operate a vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Attempting to operate a motor vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Harboring or aiding a felon
  • Flee or elude an officer
  • Second degree recklessly endangering safety
  • Obstructing an officer

Hayes faces the following:

  • Drive or operate a vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Attempting to operate a motor vehicle without owner’s consent
  • Harboring or aiding a felon
  • Bail jumping (two counts)
  • Obstructing an officer

The criminal complaint stated one of the bullets narrowly missed the detective's heart.

The detective was released around 4 p.m. on Tuesday from Froedtert Hospital. 

CBS 58 was there the moment he walked out. He was surrounded by dozens of officers, friends and family. 

The detective briefly spoke with the media and asked for privacy during his recovery time. 

All three suspects in this case were criminally charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office on Tuesday.

Police are still searching for Ellis-Brown.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Milwaukee police department at 414-935-7360. CBS 58 will continue to follow this story for developments. 

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