Police: Burger King robbery that left 1 dead was staged

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 8:46 PM CST
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a robbery at a Milwaukee Burger King that left one dead was staged.

Sixteen-year-old cashier Niesha Harris-Bracell was shot to death during the robbery Jan. 2.

Video surveillance showed a man with a gun leaning into the drive-thru window. According to a criminal complaint filed Friday, that man was Antoine Edwards. His daughter also worked at the Burger King.

They had hatched a plan with Niesha Harris-Bracell to steal money from the restaurant by staging a robbery. But another employee who wasn’t in on the plan opened fire on Edwards and hit Harris-Bracell by mistake.

Edwards was charged with felony murder, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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