An Illinois man was found guilty today by a jury of nine serious felonies for shooting at Kenosha County Deputies and hitting a police dog named Riggs. He now faces eight decades in the Wisconsin Prison system. Allan M. Brown still has yet to face trial in Cook County, Illinois for two murders and a carjacking among other crimes.
Kenosha ADA Alexandra (Alex) Smathers told the jury that the video evidence and testimony of the law enforcement officers should have left “no doubt, let alone a reasonable doubt.” She demonstrated the testimony of how Brown shot backwards between his torso and arm at three deputies. She asked the Jury to reach guilty verdicts on all counts.
Defense attorney McKenna Quinter had an uphill battle, but mentioned the third casting from Brown’s gun that was never found. She seemed to attempt to get a not guilty on at least one charge.
The jury left to deliberate at about 11 am. They informed the court that they had reached a verdict while they were eating pizza that was brought in for them.
A little after 1:00 pm, the jury came into the courtroom and handed in their verdicts. Guilty on all counts.
After learning of the verdict, Sheriff David W. Zoerner had the following to say to KCE:
“The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is grateful to the jury for their verdict of Guilty on all counts against Allan Brown, for his violent acts against our Sheriff’s Deputies and K-9 Riggs. We thank Judge Anthony Milisauskas and his staff for a seamless trial. Today, justice was served. Our deputies and K-9 Riggs saw this defendant’s evil first hand, and met it with competence, professionalism and perseverance.
Sheriff David Zoerner wants to extend his deepest gratitude to all of the community members that reached out throughout this ordeal. The outpouring of support and generosity has been incredible and so greatly appreciated. From K-9 Riggs’ being shot to every deputy that worked on the scene, thank you for supporting all of our staff members. These men have endured a potentially deadly experience, and these memories do not quickly fade. Again, thank you, and know that we will be there to protect the citizens of Kenosha County at any time.”
Brown will be sentenced on May 25, 2023, at 10:30 am.