A 12-year-old boy was apprehended in connection with the alleged gun-smuggling homicide of an adult Milwaukee man thanks to a Domino’s pizza ticket.
A pizza order was made on March 15 with the phone number written down on the ticket, according to Fox 6 Now.
Officers discovered Brandon Felton, 34,’s corpse along with the pizza receipt after it had been delivered to a residence near 38th and Townsend. When officers dialed the number on the pizza receipt, a child answered the phone, according to court documents. The same 12-year-old child is now accused of first-degree intentional homicide and participating in a crime, and he appeared before a juvenile court magistrate on Monday. His bail was put at $100,000. Due to his young age, the boy’s identity was not made public.
Felton allegedly refused to sell the 12-year-old child guns, which served as the motivation for the murder. According to fox 6 Now, investigators finally recovered texts from the child’s phone from the day of Felton’s death. The child initially made an effort to deny placing the pizza order and insisted he had nothing to do with the killing of Felton. He was taken back to the police station by his mother after she realized the boy had misled the police. Investigators discovered the boy’s phone at Felton’s house before being tracked back to the him after he was picked up by his friends.
Nearly a week before Felton was killed, the boy allegedly informed a friend that he intended to steal Felton’s firearms, which included an AR-15-style rifle. Authorities have stated that they are searching for more suspects, but they have not identified them or indicated what their possible connection to Felton’s death might be. This is a developing story. – Steve Sijenyi