A man in Milwaukee accused of killing his 16-year-old co-worker during a Burger King robbery back in January has been sentenced to serve one year in the HOC followed by four years probation on Friday.
Judge Mark Sanders initially sentenced Derrick Ellis to serve 5 years in the House of Corrections along with 5 years of probation but decided to stay the decision. As part of the terms of his probation, Ellis will not be able to own a weapon of any kind or risk serving his full sentence in prison.
Police say Ellis opened fire when a man tried to rob the restaurant at the drive-thru window but the bullets hit Niesha Harris-Brazell instead.
Antoine Edwards is the robbery suspect and his 16-year-old daughter who also worked at the Burger King described the victim as her best friend saying the 3 conspired to stage the robbery in order to steal money without Ellis’ knowledge. Police say there’s no evidence to corroborate that claim.
Ellis fired at Edwards after seeing him leaning into a drive-thru window, waving a gun at Harris-Brazell.
Ellis plead guilty to a felony gun charge in April. Edwards was charged with Possession of Firearm-Convicted of Out-of-State Felony and Homicide by Negligent Handling of Dangerous Weapon.