MPD detective injured in Third Ward Shake Shack shooting released from hospital
The 37-year-old detective was shot multiple times on Thursday, Jan. 13 around 2 p.m. near the Shake Shack in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
Three teens have been charged in connection to the case. They 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 (who are both in custody).
CBS 58 was live outside Froedtert Hospital when the detective was released from treatment. The criminal complaint obtained by CBS 58 stated that one of the bullets narrowly missed the officer's heart. The detective walked out of the hospital wearing an orange sweatshirt and yellow baseball cap.
He was surrounded by fellow officers, friends and family who were all there to show their support for his heroic actions.
The detective says he is looking forward to resting and recovering so he can get back to protecting and serving the community. CBS 58 spoke with family of the detective who say they're just glad he's okay.
The detective has seven years of service with the department. He is asking for respect for his privacy as he recovers.
The police department released the following statement: "The Milwaukee Police Department would like to thank all the community members who rendered aid to our detective as well as the professional care and assistance from the Milwaukee Fire Department, Froedtert Hospital staff and numerous law enforcement agencies. We continue to wish our detective a speedy recovery."
As of Tuesday afternoon, all three suspects were criminally charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office.
The Milwaukee Police Department continues to seek Ellis-Brown. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Milwaukee police department at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips app.
Watch as the MPD detective was released from the hospital Tuesday: