Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

Suspect Criminally Charged in Connection to Homicide at Burger King


By - Jan 6th, 2022 05:36 pm
Derrick D. Ellis. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Derrick D. Ellis. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Police Department.

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Thursday, January 6, 2022, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges against Derrick D. Ellis in connection to a homicide at a Burger King that occurred on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at approximately 10:12 p.m., on the 5100 block of W. Capitol Drive. Ellis was armed with a firearm and engaged an armed robbery suspect. During the confrontation, Ellis’ coworker was struck by gunfire, which caused her death. Ellis is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. Ellis fled the scene.

Ellis was charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm by Outstate Felon. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and could be fined up to $25,000.

The Milwaukee Police Department continues to seek Ellis as well as the unknown armed robbery suspect. The unknown suspect is described as an African American male with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and was armed with a handgun. He was driving a black 4-door Chevy Impala with a sunroof and spoiler on the back.

If you have any information please contact the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends who lost their loved one as a result of this tragic incident.

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