A teenager who was working the drive-thru at a Milwaukee Burger King when she was shot and killed in an apparent robbery, which she staged with her best friend and her best friend’s father who acted as the robber, court documents allege.
Niesha Harris-Brazell, 16, was working a shift with her best friend, Mariah Edwards, on January 2, when she was found fatally shot inside the fast food joint.
Just a few minutes prior, surveillance footage caught a man in a red hoodie and a facemask waving a pistol around and demanding money as Harris-Brazell frantically took money out of the cash register and cried for help.
Investigators initially believed the man in the red hoodie who had demanded the cash, had shot and killed the 16-year-old.
But when they reviewed surveillance footage taken from another camera within the fast food joint, they discovered the ‘robber’ never opened fire, according to court documents, first obtained by FOX 6 News.
Instead, the shot was fired from within the Burger King, and Milwaukee police are now searching for Harris-Brazell’s co-worker, Derrick Ellis, 34, who apparently tried to shoot at the robber and inadvertently hit Harris-Brazell.
During the ensuing investigation, police discovered Mariah’s father, Antoine, was allegedly the man in the red hoodie.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Melissa Koenig