UPDATE: Two teens charged in May carjacking and beating of man near Urban Ecology Center
Updated: 1:17 p.m. June 22, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Charges have been filed against a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old accused of beating up and carjacking a man who was waiting for his son to finish soccer practice.
Brandon Randall, 17, and Romaleo Fisher, 18, have each been charged with robbery (use of force) - as party to a crime and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent as a party to a crime. Randall is also additionally charged with felony bail jumping.
The complaint says on May 17, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a parking lot near the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park for a man who was hurt. Deputies spoke with a 43-year-old Milwaukee man who said he was reading a book while waiting for his son and was surprised when someone opened the driver's side door to his car. He told investigators he remembers being attacked by several people and was knocked unconscious. The man told detectives when he came to, his car was gone and he was bleeding from the head.
Surveillance video from the Urban Ecology Center showed four young men standing around a vehicle near the victim's car. One suspect then walked over to the victim's car, opened the driver's door while another got into the victim's car from the passenger's side. The video shows the victim was then hit from behind and knocked unconscious. Three of the suspects then got into the victim's car and sped away from the scene, nearly running the victim over. A fourth person runs after the car as it speeds away on the grass of the park.
On May 24, Milwaukee Police arrested Randall after they say he sped away from a traffic stop in the stolen car. Randall told police that he was with Fisher and two others, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old. The complaint says Randall said he and the other suspects picked out the man as their victim, the 15-year-old opened the driver's door, and when they got the car, he started to run and the car drove away. Randall said he eventually caught up with the others and got the car from them.
Following, Randall's interview, Fisher was taken into custody. According to the criminal complaint, Fisher admitted he was part of the group that carjacked the victim and that the 16-year-old came up with the plan. He said that when he saw the victim fall to the ground, he got into the car and drove it away.
If convicted, Randall and Fisher could spend 21 years in prison. Randall could face an additional six years for the bail jumping charge.
Posted: 3:11 p.m. June 21, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested four people involved in a carjacking and beating that happened in Washington Park near the Urban Ecology Center on May 17 around 5 p.m.
A 43-year-old Milwaukee man was in the Ecology Center's parking lot waiting for his son to finish soccer practice when four men opened his car door, knocked him to the ground, beat him and stomped on his head, causing him to lose consciousness. The suspects nearly ran the man over as they drove away.
A woman found the victim bleeding and dazed in the neighborhood just before 7 p.m. when deputies were called and the man was taken to the hospital.
On May 24, Milwaukee Police officers spotted an pursued the stolen car and arrested the 17-year-old driver after he fled on foot near 24th and Chambers.
Using surveillance from the scene of the crime and evidence deputies arrested three more teens ages 15, 16 and 18 in the crime.