After Fatal Accident that Left a 2-Year-Old Boy Dead, Milwaukee Police Are Trying to Track Down Suspect Who ‘Assassinated’ 40-Year-Old Motorist and 15-Year-Old Boy

Archie Brown Sr., father of fatal shooting victim Archie Brown Jr., talks on his mobile phone in Wahl Park, just to the east of the incident where his son was killed, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Archie Brown Sr. says his son, Archie Brown Jr., had got out of his van Sunday after striking the 2-year-old and picked up the boy. Brown says a neighbor riding with his son told him the teenager came out of a house near the scene and was trying to help when both were shot. (Photo: Mike De Sisti, AP)
Archie Brown Sr., father of fatal shooting victim Archie Brown Jr., talks on his mobile phone in Wahl Park, just to the east of the incident where his son was killed, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Archie Brown Sr. says his son, Archie Brown Jr., had got out of his van Sunday after striking the 2-year-old and picked up the boy. Brown says a neighbor riding with his son told him the teenager came out of a house near the scene and was trying to help when both were shot.
(Photo: Mike De Sisti, AP)

Milwaukee police on Monday said they were trying to track down an unknown suspect who the city’s mayor said “assassinated” a 40-year-old motorist and gunned down a 15-year-old boy following a fatal accident on Sunday that left a 2-year-old boy dead.

Police said the tragedy began after 2-year-old Damani Terry wandered out in the street and was struck by a van driven by Archie Brown Jr.

Brown, 40, got out of his van and within moments was shot, according to police. A 15-year-old, Rasheed Chiles, was also shot and died later at a hospital, while undergoing surgery, according to a police statement. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said that Chiles and Terry were brothers.

Both Chiles and Terry had been attending a party near where the crash occurred, according to the police.

Witnesses told police that Brown immediately stopped and appeared upset as he stood over the boy, who had been attending a party near the crash scene in the 4600 block of N. 48th Street.

“Someone got angry,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters. “Someone took a gun and basically assassinated this gentleman.”

Brown’s father, Archie Brown Sr., said a neighbor riding with his son on a trip to Home Depot told him that Chiles had gone to the scene to try to help.

“He came over to assist Junior and while he was assisting him they were shot,” the elder Brown said, according to the Associated Press. “It’s a tough situation.”

The tragedy comes as Milwaukee has seen a dramatic spike in gun violence.

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Source: USA Today | Aamer Madhani

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