FBI Milwaukee
Public Affairs Officer Caroline Clancy
January 21, 2022

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward Seeking Suspect in Shooting of Off-Duty Milwaukee Police Department Detective

MILWAUKEE, WI—On Friday, January 21, 2022, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge James B. Hurley of the Milwaukee Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) joined Milwaukee Police Department Chief Jeffrey B. Norman to announce a $10,000 REWARD in seeking the public’s help for information leading to the location and arrest of attempted homicide suspect Keasean J. Ellis-Brown, (DOB: 01/02/03), a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Ellis-Brown was involved in a shooting of an off-duty Milwaukee Police Department detective that occurred on January 13, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., on the 200 block of East Buffalo Street. The detective assisted a female that was being attacked by a suspect. The detective attempted to detain the suspect. A struggle ensued, at which time the suspect brandished a firearm. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the off-duty detective, striking him multiple times, and fled the scene.

Two additional subjects involved in the shooting have already been arrested and charged in the case. However, Ellis-Brown who is charged with Attempt First-Degree Intentional Homicide remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach. If you have any information regarding Ellis-Brown’s whereabouts, please contact the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.