Two Kenosha residents are accused of shooting a woman in the face, in an attempted hit. Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Jessica Krejcarek asked Kenosha County Court Commissioner Larry Keating on Friday to hold 16-year-old Michael Brown and 18-year-old Elliana Echols in jail until the DA’s office can charge them on Friday June 16, 2023. On that day, they are both expected to be charged with the attempted murder of a 15-year old girl.
The girl, police and prosecutors say, is a witness in a felony case against Brown’s brother Jackson Wise. Wise allegedly threatened the victim with a gun before, and caught charges for that. On April 12, 2023 at approximately 9:20 pm, Echols and Brown allegedly pulled up to the girl’s home in the 500 block of 66th Street in a black VW and shot about 12 times. Someone with the victim shot back at least three times. The victim was shot in the face, and was transported to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital. She survived. Brown and Echols allegedly wanted the witness dead to help Wise’s criminal case.
Brown was bragging on SnapChat about shooting the young girl. Brown also talked to his brother, who is in jail, on a jail phone and admitted to the shooting saying “once you shoot somebody in the head, you done graduated.” Echols was also told by family that she should “get rid of the gun.”
Both are being held on a temporary $500,000 cash bail set by Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Larry Keating but will be officially charged on Friday.