$5,000 Bond Set for Suspect Allegedly Involved in Bugline Trail Shooting

Charges are now filed against one of two men arrested for a shooting along a popular bike trail in Waukesha County. 

According to a criminal complaint filed today, 19-year-old Niikwame Bell of Milwaukee drove the alleged shooter to Sussex last Saturday to in his words, 'smoke some weed' and buy some dope.

Bell appeared in Waukesha County Court on Wednesday on two drug charges.  A witness told investigators the 16-year-old shooting victim set up the drug deal.

He was sitting in a car with bell and another man when he suddenly bailed out and began running toward the bug line trail.  

The witness said Bell's partner fired four to five shots.  Bell told investigators his passenger and the victim 'exchanged' gunfire.  Prosecutors said Bell is a flight risk and asked for 10-thousand dollars bond.

Following this incident, the Butler Police Department attempted to perform a traffic stop on his vehicle but he fled.  The pursuit was ultimately terminated based on his fleeing the vehicle and then falsely reporting it be stolen." 

Bond was set at $5,000.

The alleged triggerman is under arrest but has not been charged. 

The 16-year-old who was shot is still listed in critical condition.

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