A motorist who knocked down and killed a two-year-old girl in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been shot dead after stopping to help at the scene of the accident.
A gunman, apparently enraged that a van had struck a 2-year-old boy Sunday in Milwaukee, not only “assassinated” the driver of the van – in the words of Mayor Tom Barrett – but also shot the toddler’s 15-year-old brother, who had rushed to the scene. The 15-year-old boy, who was not in the vehicle, was shot in the shoulder and later died in hospital.
The accident happened on Sunday at 5:10pm after the child ran into the street and was hit by a van.
Rasheed T. Chiles, 15, had been attending a party at a nearby house with his brother, 2-year-old Damani T. Terry. Damani was hit by the van.
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 in Milwaukee when he hit Damani, who had run into the road, according to Milwaukee police.
Brown immediately jumped out and was reportedly grieving and upset as he stood over the body.
Police have said there were no suspects in custody. 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 shot Brown. An upset Hupy said it was the fourth time ever he has offered a reward in a murder case.
Police Captain Timothy Heier said the 41-year-old driver remained at the scene to help and was then shot along with the teenager, who was not a passenger.
Sky News reports the driver was 41, whereas The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel states he was 40.
The driver was identified by his father. Archie Brown, Sr. said his son was the father of four daughters, including one who was six months old.