Driver Archie Brown Jr. & 15 Year Old Boy Shot Dead after 2 Year Old Child Ran Into Street and Was Hit by Car and Killed in Milwaukee, WI
Three dead in Milwaukee, Wisconsen after child hit by car after walking into street …
Really, has this what has it has come to? Following a motor vehicle accident where a 2 year old child was struck by a van after the child ran out into the street, the driver did the right thing and stopped. What happened next was nothing short of criminal and as assassination. As reported at JS-Online, had Archie Brown Jr. committed a hit-and-run, he and a 15-year-old boy likely would still be alive today. However, he did not and moments later the 41 year old driver was shot dead and a 15 year old boy was shot and seriously wounded as well. The 15 year old boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and died during surgery.
Milwaukee police say three people are dead in connection with an incident that began as a fatal accident and turned into a double shooting.
It happened in the 4600 block of N. 48th Street on Sunday, April 12th just after 5:00 p.m. Police had much of Wahl Park blocked off as they worked the scene.
Police say an initial investigation has revealed a two-year-old child ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle.
The 41-year-old man who was driving remained at the scene.
Police say the driver and a 15-year-old boy were then shot. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 15-year-old boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he died during surgery.
UPDATE I: Mayor Tom Barrett … Gunman, apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday on Milwaukee’s northwest side, not only “assassinated” the driver of the van, but cut down the toddler’s brother, who had rushed to the scene.
Archie Brown Jr., 40, was driving the van about 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of N. 48th St., near Wahl Park, when he hit 2-year-old Damani T. Terry, who had darted into the road, according to Milwaukee police.
Brown immediately jumped out and — by all accounts — was grieving and upset as he stood over the body. Rasheed T. Chiles, 15, who had been attending a party at a nearby house with his toddler brother, was at the scene as well.
A gunman shot and killed Brown, according to police.
“Someone got angry,” Barrett said. “Someone took a gun and basically assassinated this gentleman.”
Chiles also was hit, according to Barrett, and died during surgery Sunday night.
Milwaukee police continued on Monday to work on identifying the shooting suspect.
In the late afternoon, Attorney Michael Hupy offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who pulled the trigger. An upset Hupy said it was the fourth time he has offered a personal reward in a murder case.
Actor, Comic and Former SNL Cast Member Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition after Crash on the N.J. Turnpike … One Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident (Update: 35 Year Old Trucker Kevin Roper Charged with One Count of Death by Auto & Four Counts of Assault by Auto)
Actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that has left one individual dead. The 45 year old actor/comedian was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the NJ Turnpike when the accident occurred between the limo bus, two tractor-trailers, an SUV and two cars. Tracy Morgan was traveling in a limo bus that overturned around 1 a.m. Saturday morning of Exit 7A of the Turnpike in Cranbury, NJ, just north of Trenton. One passenger aboard Morgan’s bus was killed. Morgan was rushed to Robert Wood Medical Center in New Brunswick, NJ, where he is in intensive care. Three others were in critical condition and another is listed in fair condition.
Say a prayer for Tracy Morgan and the others injured.
Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a multiple-vehicle accident in New Jersey, according to media reports.
The former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star was traveling with six others in a limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at about 1 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press.
Wal-Mart driver, 35 year old Kevin Roper of Georgia, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
The truck driver, 35-year-old Kevin Roper, of Jonesboro, Georgia, apparently failed to slow for traffic ahead and swerved at the last minute to avoid a crash, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office said.
Instead, the big rig smashed into the back of the Mercedes limo bus, prompting a chain-reaction crash with a second tractor-trailer, an SUV and two cars, authorities said. No one in the other vehicles was injured.
So far, there is nothing to suggest Roper fell asleep or was dozing, state police Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams told The Associated Press.
A truck driver who caused a New Jersey highway collision that critically injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and left another comic dead has turned himself in to face a charge of death by auto, state police said Sunday.
UPDATE III: Bail Set at $50,000 for trucker Kevin Roper.