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Andre Brown convicted in Anisa Scott killing

One of the suspects in the killing of an 11-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a vehicle on Madison’s near east side pleaded guilty to homicide.
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 11:43 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 9:41 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - One of the suspects in the killing of an 11-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a vehicle on Madison’s near east side pleaded guilty to first-degree homicide in connection with her death.

Andre Brown returned to court Friday where he entered his plea and was convicted for first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the August 2020 shooting that claimed the life of Anisa Scott.

He is set to be sentenced on September 12. No information on the plea has been released.

Brown’s plea hearing was scheduled this week. Prior it being added to the docket, his next court date had been slated for May 31, for a jury selection hearing that preceded his scheduled July 11 trial.

His trial was set to begin approximately three weeks after the start date for the other man accused in the killing, Perion Carreon.

Perion R. Carreon (Source: Dane County Sheriff's Office)
Perion R. Carreon (Source: Dane County Sheriff's Office)(NBC15)

According to prosecutors, Anisa was found shot in the front passenger seat of a car that had multiple bullet holes. She was unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The 11-year-old girl was taken off life support at 11 a.m. the next morning.

The Madison Police Department previously indicated that Anisa was not likely the intended target and that the suspects had been shooting at the driver.

Anisa Scott
Anisa Scott(Boys and Girls Club of Dane Co.)

The driver of the car, identified as Christopher Carthans, told officers that Anisa was his girlfriend’s daughter. Carthans added he had been driving on East Washington Avenue when he heard glass breaking and realized someone was shooting at the vehicle. He said he immediately pulled over and called 911 after seeing Anisa was injured.

Using city and state traffic cameras, MPD investigators concluded that seven to eight shots were fired from the Kia Optima at the car Anisa was in.

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