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This staged Burger King robbery left one dead

A man was captured on a surveillance video, which showed him reaching through a drive-thru window. The alleged shooter is still on the run

Burger King logo on a sign.
This is the Burger King logo on a sign. A botched staged robbery that was captured on a surveillance video, showed a man reaching through a drive-thru window. One person is dead.
Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press

A man was charged on three counts when a surveillance video captured him reaching through a drive-thru window at a Milwaukee Burger King restaurant during a robbery that ended up with one person dead and the alleged shooter on the run.

The new criminal complaint indicated that the man, his daughter who worked at the Burger King, and the victim, Niesha Harris-Brazell who also worked at the restaurant, were all a part of a staged robbery, according to Fox News, Milwaukee.

Antoine Edwards, 41, is charged on three counts: felony murder, intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child and death is consequence and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Per ABC News, Edwards’ daughter was working on Jan. 2 at the Burger King near 51st and Capitol. The investigators weren’t aware that she participated in the staged robbery. The daughter, who isn’t mentioned by name, admitted that the plan was to rob the fast-food chain restaurant when it was going to have “lots of money.”

The surveillance shows Edward pulling up to the drive-thru window after 10 p.m. when a “juvenile male employee responds to the rapping and opens the window and briefly says something to the Impala driver.”

A few minutes later, “the same Impala and driver re-appear at the drive-thru window. This time the victim ... is in the area of the window, and she opens it. She immediately and quickly backs away from the open window and stands off to the side of the window, so that she is no longer visible to the driver of the Impala. She removes the cash drawer from the cash register and stands there holding it while she calls out towards the other employees who are in the interior of the restaurant.”

The complaint goes on to say that the driver ”waves the gun and points in (Harris-Brazell’s) direction, motioning with his free hand and reaching it towards the cash register drawer.” Next, “the Impala driver ducks and pulls himself out of the window, and at the same moment (Harris-Brazell) falls to the floor.”

The complaint indicates that Edwards never fired his gun. The camera showed Derrick Ellis, another employee who is in the building during the encounter, firing a pistol towards the drive-thru window.

Per the report, Ellis has been on the run after the shooting of Harris-Brazell.

When Edwards later spoke to the police, he “admitted being the Impala driver and participating in what was to have been a staged robbery of the Burger King. His statement is consistent with his daughter’s, except he insulates his daughter from involvement by saying that although he planned the robbery over the phone by calling his daughter’s phone, his daughter immediately handed the phone over to (Harris-Brazell), and the plan was made between himself and (Harris-Brazell), without input or involvement from his daughter.”