Milwaukee stolen car vigilante bound over for trial

NOW: Milwaukee stolen car vigilante bound over for trial

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man known for hunting down stolen cars is heading to trial.

Thirty-five-year-old Jerod Brumfield is accused of shooting two teens, paralyzing one of them.

Brumfield is facing six charges:

  • First degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon (two counts)
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon (three counts)
  • Second degree recklessly endangering safety 

"I do find cause to believe that a felony probably was committed in Milwaukee, probably committed by this defendant. Therefore he is bound over for trial," Milwaukee County Judicial Court Commissioner Barry Phillips said. 

Brumfield appeared in court Tuesday, Aug. 10. He is accused of shooting two teens during a road rage incident Tuesday, July 27.

The two victims were 17-year-old Toniah Williams and her 19-year-old cousin.

"According to T.W., was it Mr. Brumfield who did the shooting?" Dennis Murphy asked. He is an assistant district attorney. "Yes," Milwaukee Police Detective David Lopez said.

The criminal complaint says Williams and four other teens were riding around throwing eggs at cars. The teens recognized Brumfield and threw an egg at his truck. They say he chased them down and rammed his truck into their car. The chase ended near 24th and Locust.

"She heard at least one gunshot and saw Mr. Brumfield shoot at them once, which caused her to duck. She then heard another shot within seconds afterwards and then realized she had been shot," Detective Lopez said. 

Williams' cousin tried to shield her, but that bullet went through his hand and into Williams' body.

"There was only one bullet hole strike in that vehicle, that was the one bullet that struck both of them," Lopez said. 

The family tells CBS 58 Williams is still in critical condition. She had surgery to remove the bullet from her body. The 19-year-old is in stable condition. He received stitches. 

Brumfield's arraignment is Tuesday, Aug. 31. 

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