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Police and NAACP imploring passengers to come forward in Lyft shooting incident near Brookfield Mall

NOW: Police and NAACP imploring passengers to come forward in Lyft shooting incident near Brookfield Mall


Brookfield Police are imploring the passengers to come forward to tell them what happened the night a local Lyft driver opened fire.

Black Lives Matter Milwaukee is demanding charges against the driver for the November 29th incident near Brookfield Square Mall.

The driver tells CBS 58 he though he was going to be robbed.

Only one of the four passengers was located.

Keandre Taylor of Michigan was charged with identity theft after police say he admitted to using somebody's else's information to buy a couple of cell phones.

For now, the only recorded account of what happened is from the driver himself who spoke exclusively with CBS 58 News. 

"It was highly volatile at the time," the driver explained on condition his face wasn't shown. "I feared for my life. They never actually said we're going to shoot you. Whether that gun was at my back I don't know. I can't say. I want to up front and honest. their actions dictated by actions I would absolutely do it again. 100 percent."

Black Lives Matter Milwaukee organizer Virgil Sargent admits to not watching the driver's interview.

Still, she feels some type of law enforcement action is warranted.

"Initially I was horrified," Sargent told CBS 58 News." And when I learned what happened between the police and Keandre and they weren't going to charge the driver, this just screamed of a miscarriage of justice."

Brookfield Police say they have tried, but failed, to get the three other passengers to talk with them.

Black Lives Matter Milwaukee held an information session Thursday with community members, including NAACP Milwaukee President Fred Royal.

Royal offered this statement to CBS 58 News on Friday:

"Until they have enough courage to come forward and file a complaint, I think the district attorney would have a hard time charging the individual."

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