Second suspect sentenced in Anisa Scott’s death

The second suspect convicted in the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl more than two years ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 3:27 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The second suspect convicted in the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl more than two years ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday in Dane County court.

Perion Carreon was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for the charge of first-degree reckless homicide, as party to a crime. He was also given five years for the charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, which will be served consecutively with the other count. The two charges are followed by 15 years and 10 years, respectively, of extended supervision.

Carreon pleaded guilty to the charges in May.

At the sentencing hearing, three family members of Scott spoke- her grandmother, great uncle and mother. They all talked about the daily impact of the loss of Anisa, who they say had an entire life ahead of her.

Carreon also spoke at the hearing, apologizing to the family and expressing his remorse ahead of the sentencing decision.

Carreon has already served 768 days ahead of the sentencing, which will go toward his time served in prison.

Andre Brown appears in a Dane Co. courtroom for a plea hearing, on May 20, 2022.
Andre Brown appears in a Dane Co. courtroom for a plea hearing, on May 20, 2022.(WMTV-TV/Curt Lenz)

Andre Brown, 22, was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison for Anisa Scott’s killing. In addition to the sentence, he was also given 15 additional years for an attempted homicide conviction stemming from the same shooting. The two sentences will be served consecutively, putting the total at 40 years behind bars, to be followed by 25 years combined of extended supervision.

The third man charged in the August 2020 shooting, Jerry Ward, has a motion hearing set for Monday afternoon. His trial is slated to begin in November. While both other defendants pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge, Ward, 19, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge, party to a crime, in addition to the attempted first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime, charge.

Jerry Ward
Jerry Ward(Dane Co. Sheriff's Office)

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.

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.

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