MILWAUKEE (AP/WTVO) — Law enforcement sources have identified Anthony Ferrill as the suspect who opened fire at the Miller brewing headquarters Wednesday afternoon, killing five people before turning the gun on himself, ABC News reports.
Anthony Ferrill (Shooter)
Police searched a home on Milwaukee’s north side Thursday as they hunted for clues about why an employee at one of the nation’s largest breweries gunned down five co-workers before taking his own life.
The house, a one-story home with a massive jungle-gym in the backyard, was roped off with crime scene tape Thursday morning. A squad car sat in the driveway and investigators were seen entering the home. Neighbor Erna Roenspies, 82, said the man who lives in the house has worked at the brewery for 15 years as an electrician.
The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s massive brewery complex in Milwaukee, which employs around 1,000 people. Authorities have said the shooter was a 51-year-old man from Milwaukee but haven’t released his name. Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said the shooter was “an active brewery employee.”
Authorities have offered no motive for the attack and have not released details about how the shooting unfolded. They also have not released the names of the victims.
The brewery complex includes a mix of corporate offices and brewing facilities. It’s widely known in the Milwaukee area as “Miller Valley,” a reference to the Miller Brewing Co. that is now part of Molson Coors. A massive red Miller sign towers over the complex and is a well-known symbol in Milwaukee, where beer and brewing are intertwined in the city’s history.
Officers worked for hours Wednesday to clear the more than 20 buildings in the complex where more than 1,000 people work. Police announced at a late evening news conference that the work was done and all employees had been allowed to go home.
Steven Greenberg, the lead protection legal professional in Illinois for shamed singer R. Kelly, revealed on social media that the alleged rapist, R. Kelly, went to court docket to seek out out whether or not his spouse, Drea Kelly, would spend a while behind bars for “allegations” she made.
“#RKelly in divorce court docket this morning to see whether or not Drea goes to get locked up for her allegations,” Greenberg tweeted.
#RKelly in divorce court this morning to see whether Drea is going to get locked up for her allegations
Greenberg didn’t supply any additional data on what might trigger Drea Kelly to go to jail, and it is unlikely that she is presently behind bars.
In reference to the circumstances in opposition to R. Kelly, Derrel McDavid, Kelly’s longtime supervisor, requested a speedy trial in April to face the federal expenses in opposition to him. McDavid faces little one pornography and obstruction of justice expenses within the new indictment from the feds. It alleges McDavid performed a key position in paying off victims and witnesses within the lead-up to Kelly’s 2008 Cook County little one pornography trial, which led to Kelly’s acquittal, in accordance with the Solar-Instances.
Kelly and McDavid deny the entire allegations in opposition to them and keep their innocence.
The operator of a Chicago convenience store who sold illegal synthetic marijuana laced with rat poisoning was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison by a federal judge.
Fouad Masoud pleaded guilty in September to drug conspiracy for selling the illegal substance, sometimes called K2, from his West Side store. In sentencing Masoud, 49, U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said the emergence of “greedy black-market profiteers” selling K2 likely contributed to a public health crisis that included deaths.
“You didn’t know there was rat poison in it, but you also didn’t care what you were selling,” Shah said.
During the hearing, a victim testified he started urinating blood soon after smoking the synthetic pot he bought at Masoud’s store and was hospitalized. He says two years later he is still recovering from the after-effects of using the substance.
Prosecutors requested a 10-year prison sentence for Masoud, noting that over a 2 ½-year period beginning in 2015, customers lined up outside the store waiting for Masoud to arrive with the illegal substance.
Defense attorney Glenn Seiden argued his client should get a 3-year prison term, saying there was no link between the hospitalizations of synthetic marijuana users and the substance sold at Masoud’s store.
The driver then attempted to leave Brown’s home with Brown’s belongings still in the truck, resulting in Brown picking up a rock and throwing it at the vehicle, causing a dent and paint chipping in the driver’s side door. The drive reported the damage to police.
Shortly after, the moving company called the driver to tell him to deliver Brown’s belongings, stating that Brown was willing to pay the $4,000 plus an extra $860 to cover the damage caused to the truck.
When the driver got back to Brown’s home, Brown gave the driver the $4,000 but refused to pay for the damages. The two argued, and Brown then entered the truck and begin to hit him before the 31-year-old was restrained by his associates.
Brown’s trainer, Glenn Holt, proceeded to grab the keys out of the ignition and open the side of the truck so Brown could get his goods, but once the driver told Brown and Holt that they were taking items that belonged other people, the items were thrown back into the truck, causing damage to the goods.
Holt has already been arrested for battery and burglary.
Multiple persons of interest are being questioned after three people were shot — one fatally — Wednesday afternoon in West Garfield Park, police said.
They were in a gray SUV about 1:30 p.m. when they stopped at a corner in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue and had a “verbal confrontation” with someone, Officer Michelle Tannehill, a CPD spokeswoman, said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
The person on the corner pulled out a gun and started shooting, Tannehill said. The driver, a man in his 20s, was hit multiple times. He crashed the vehicle as he drove away.
The driver was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.
A 19-year-old man in the SUV was shot in the leg and a 15-year-old was shot in the thigh, police said. Both were taken to Stroger in good condition.
Investigators believe the shooting was connected to a “narcotics-related robbery,” Tannehill said.
Kilpatrick was taped off between Monroe Street and Jackson Boulevard as police investigated.