Two suspects were charged Friday for their involvement in the shooting at Milwaukee Police Officers during a police pursuit that was later terminated by a sergeant as first reported by Wisconsin Right Now.
According to a Milwaukee Police press release, Afrisawn T. Dedrick and Tysheonna M. Jones were arrested during the execution of a search warrant in Wisconsin Rapids. A firearm was recovered.
The department’s decision to stop the pursuit did not sit well with some in law enforcement. According to sources, the pursuit was terminated by a sergeant. When we asked MPD about this, the department gave us a statement that read: “The pursuit ended when it was terminated by a supervisor.”
Dedrick was charged with one count of Attempt First Degree Intentional Homicide- Party to a Crime, Use of a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Endangering Safety by Use of Dangerous Weapon – Party to a Crime, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, one count of Drive or Operate a Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent, one count of Flee or Elude an Officer and three counts of Felony Bail Jumping.
Dedrick could face up to 112 years, six months in prison and could be fined up to $100,000 If convicted.
Jones was charged with one count of Attempt First Degree Intentional Homicide-Party to a Crime, Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and one count of Endangering Safety by Use of Dangerous Weapon – Party to a Crime.
Jones could face up to 77 years, six months in prison and could be fined up to $25,000 if convicted.
The press release said,
“The incident occurred on Friday, January 6, 2023, at approximately 2:42 a.m., on the 3100 block of N. Sherman Boulevard. MPD officers observed a vehicle in the park that drove off at a high rate of speed as the squad approached. The vehicle continued to drive recklessly and officers attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the occupants of the vehicle fired several shots at the pursuing officers at approximately N. 100th Street and W. Capitol Drive. The pursuit ended when it was terminated by a supervisor. The vehicle was determined to be stolen from West Bend and was later recovered unoccupied in our city.
Our investigation led us to a residence in Wisconsin Rapids. With the assistance of several law enforcement agencies in Wood County a search warrant was executed at the residence. Dedrick and Jones were located and arrested. A firearm was also recovered.
The Milwaukee Police Department does not tolerate disregard for human life. If you attempt to harm or cause harm to anyone, including our members, we will work tirelessly bring you to justice.”
Milwaukee Police Department was assisted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Marshfield Police Department, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, and Grand Rapids Police Department.