A Milwaukee family is devastated after a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in a suspected robbery at a Burger King on January 2.
Milwaukee police are trying to track down the suspect responsible for shooting and killing Niesha Harris-Brazell. On Sunday night, the pretty cashier was reportedly working at the Burger King at 51st and Capitol Drive. Video footage caught a heavy-set Black man wearing a red sweatshirt with a hood and tan pants with a handgun. He appeared to be in a Black Chevy Impala. Niesha was shot and taken to a local hospital where she passed away. Police believe the suspect was attempting to rob the fast-food restaurant.
Burger King released a statement to FOX 6 Milwaukee regarding Niesha’s tragic death.
“We are aware of and saddened to hear of the fatal shooting involving a team member at this location. Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends during this devastating time. The franchisee is fully cooperating with authorities on this matter. We’re not able to share additional details as this remains an ongoing investigation.”
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson spoke about Niesha’s murder, saying, “Last night’s shooting death of a 16-year-old girl is a horrible tragedy, made worse by the circumstances the police have shared with me.”
Johnson continued explaining why the crime was so heinous.
“This victim appears to have been a hardworking teenager with her future bright and ahead of her. Instead, that light has been snuffed out by senseless gun violence. I offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends.”
Neisha’s sister, Antoinajah Edwards, created a GoFundMe to assist with the teen’s funeral expenses.
“Hi, my name is Antoinajah. I am setting up this go fund me for my sister Niesha. She was murdered at her job (Burger King) due to someone trying to rob them. Shots were fired, and 2 of the shots hit Niesha. We’re running low on finance for the funeral. We ask that everybody come together and help send my baby sis home. Anything helps, and if you cannot donate, it don’t cost to share. Thank you.”
The fundraiser has raised $1,120 of its $5,000 goal.