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.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

Mentioned in This Press Release


Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us