The recent Milwaukee car accident shooting that unnecessarily claimed the lives of a couple more people outside the toddler who was fatally struck with a car, has ended in more bloodshed.
The suspect accused of murdering 40-year-old Archie Brown, Jr. in retaliation for the accident reportedly killed himself as law enforcement approached the motel he had been shaking up at.
That man, identified as Ricky Ricardo Chiles III, was located late Wednesday at a Chicago-area hotel.
He committed suicide as authorities closed in with a warrant for his arrest, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told reporters.
“Chicago police and United States Marshals Service entered the hotel room, whereupon Mr. Chiles took his own life with his firearm,” the police chief said Thursday
Damani’s family members had previously identified the shooting suspect as the boys’ uncle.
“Sunday was the worst day I ever lived in my whole entire life,” Lena Tidwell, told CNN affiliate WISN. “It’s a day I wish had never, never came.”
Tidwell is the boys’ grandmother and the mother of the alleged gunman.
She said she was inside eating cake and ice cream at the birthday when her life turned upside down.
“I didn’t know my grandbaby got hit, and then I heard people just screaming,” she said. “Then I just heard gunshots, and my daughter ran in the house with the baby in her arms.”
The family believes the uncle targeted Brown, and Rasheed was struck by an errant bullet.
“I heard he was trying to pick his brother up. He was trying to hold him and save him,” a family friend, Stephanie Townsend, told CNN affiliate WITI.
Earlier this week, Flynn bemoaned the apparent madness of what happened.
Pure madness. See pictures of the aftermath on the next page.