UPDATE: Jury finds Deshaun Scott guilty of felony murder in death of Milwaukee city worker, Greg ‘Ziggy’ Zyszkiewicz

UPDATE: Jury finds Deshaun Scott guilty of felony murder in death of Milwaukee city worker, Greg ‘Ziggy’ Zyszkiewicz

Updated: 11:23 a.m. on May 30, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A jury has found Deshaun Scott guilty of felony murder in the death of Milwaukee city worker, Greg ‘Ziggy’ Zyszkiewicz  

Ziggy was shot in his car on the job as a home inspector in March 2017. Police say Scott, Eric Smiley, and Qhualun Shaw were planning to carjack him.

Scott was also found guilty of operating fleeing to elude an officer and possession of a firearm. He was found not guilty of armed robbery. 

The other suspects, Smiley and Shaw, are also facing charges in the case. 


Updated: 4:53 p.m. on May 29, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The jury is deliberating in the trial of Deshaun Scott, one of three men charged in the shooting death of Milwaukee city worker Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz  

After both the defense and prosecuting attorneys made their closings arguments Tuesday, the jury was given the case. They were later sent home for the day when they were unable to come to a decision.

The prosecuting attorney says Scott fired the gun that killed Ziggy back in March 2017 during an attempted carjacking. During the trial, the jury saw Scott admit to being the shooter during his police interview.

Qhualun Shaw and Eric Smiley are also facing charges in the case. Shaw testified during Scott's trial saying Scott fired teh gun, but the defense says the jury can't trust Shaw's testimony or Scott's confession.

 The defense also says there is no actual proof that Scott fired the gun.

The jury was given the choice Tuesday that if they couldn't agree Scott is guilty of first-degree homicide, they could find him guilty of the lesser charge of felony murder. 

Before court dismissed for the day, the jury presented two written questions for the court to consider. The jury will reconvene tomorrow. 


Updated: 5:30 p.m. on May 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One of the men facing charges in the murder of Milwaukee city worker Greg Zyszkiewicz   testified against Deshaun Scott at Scott's trial on Friday.

Scott, Eric Smiley, and Qhualun  Shaw are all facing charges.

Ziggy was shot during an attempted carjacking on 23rd and Cherry Street.

During day four of Scott's trial, Shaw testified saying Scott shot Ziggy.

Shaw says Scott told him the victim reached for the gun and that he panicked and fired. During cross-examination, the defense questioned the credibility of Shaw's testimony.

"Why should we hear what you say today as the truth and what you said then as a lie. Why should we do that?"

Shaw was the last witness called by the prosecution. Next week, the defense will have an opportunity to present evidence and witnesses.

Closing arguments will begin after that.


Updated: 4:32 p.m May 24, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thursday was day three of Deshaun Scott's trial. Scott is one of three men facing charges in the shooting death of Milwaukee City worker Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz   

It was revealed during the trial that the sawed-off shotgun that was used to kill Ziggy back in March 2017 has never been found. 

Deshaun Scott, Qhualun  Shaw, and Eric Smiley are all facing charges related to the shooting death of Zyszkiewicz during an attempted carjacking. 

In court Thursday morning, the rest of the video was played of detectives interviewing Scott for the first time after the homicide. During the interview, Scott can be heard first saying he was not the shooter, but just four minutes later he admits to the crime. 

During cross-examination of the detective, the defense attorney argued that the detective talked Scott into confessing after the detective learns that Shaw and Scott fired the gun during Shaw's own police interrogation. 

Scott's second interrogation video was also played in court on Thursday. In the second video, Scott can be seen standing up and show a different detective how far away he was when he allegedly fired the shot and how he was holding the gun. 

On Friday, testimony from Qhualun  Shaw is expected to be heard. 


Updated: 4:08 p.m. May 23, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The trial for one of the men accused of killing a Milwaukee City worker is continuing. Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz was shot on the job last year during an attempted carjacking.

The presentation of evidence continued during day two of the trial. Jurors have heard testimony from several police officers and detective witnesses and an assistant medical examiner. They also heard from one of the victims of a crime that happened right before Ziggy’s death.

Deshaun Scott is facing five charges in connection to the homicide.Qhualun  Shaw and Eric Smiley are also facing charges.

Wednesday in court the jury learned more about Ziggy’s injuries. He was shot in the head while sitting in his car on Cherry Street around 1 p.m. in the afternoon on March 22, 2017.

Earlier that day a woman’s Kia Soul was stolen at gunpoint while she was at a Milwaukee gas station. Surveillance video from a nearby church and school was shown that places the stolen Kia at the scene of ziggy’s homicide around the time of his death.

During a forensic investigator’s testimony, the jury was told that Scott’s fingerprints were not found in the Kia.

Qhualun Shaw is expected to testify at some point during the trial.


Updated 6:30 p.m. on May 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A handful of police witnesses were called to testify in the trial of one of the men charged with killing a Milwaukee city worker.

Deshaun Scott is now facing five charges for his involvement in the shooting death of Department of Neighborhood Services inspector Greg Zyszkiewicz during an attempted car-jacking back in March last year.

One of the charges is for fleeing from police in a stolen car after the shooting.

In court on Tuesday, dash cam footage was shown of Scott climbing through the sunroof after the chase ended in a crash. They also showed footage of him being interviewed by a detective where he admits to being the driver.

"During the course of what we saw, he was admitting being the driver. Yes. That was a constant throughout the interview with him about the fleeing part of this. Yes, he stated he was the driver of the Toyota. In his own words he said he was driving very fast," said Detective Michael Slomczewski.

During cross-examination of the officers and detectives, the Defense Attorney kept asking them if any blood or gunpowder was found on clothing or inside of cars. The defense is trying to prove that Scott isn't the one who shot Zyszkiewicz  

The trial will continue Wednesday. 


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Jury selection began Monday in the trial of one of the three people charged with murdering a Milwaukee city worker. 

Police say Deshaun Scott admitted to using a sawed-off shotgun to kill Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz  

He was shot in his car on the job as a home inspector last year. Police say the men were planning to carjack him.They say the shooting was an accident. 

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