MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin– An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 1-year-old girl in Milwaukee.
A 27-year-old man is now in custody.
The grandmother of the girl referred to the alleged shooter as a “monster” and expressed sorrow that the young girl’s life was cut short.
Brown said she was out of town when she first got word Saturday someone had shot her granddaughter, Zy’Aire Nevels.
“We didn’t know the severity of the situation so … I’m thinking maybe arm, leg, something,” she said.
Brown said an argument broke out between Zy’Aire’s parents and someone they knew. That’s when Zy’Aire’s parents put her in a car with her 3-year-old sister and drove off.
She said the person they were arguing with followed them, shooting into their car multiple times, hitting little Zy’Aire.
Brown said she’s holding up “barely. My granddaughter was shot four times.”
Her parents drove her to a nearby fire station for help. The little girl later died at the hospital.
“She was going to be my next Einstein. That smile and that eyebrow. That look!” Brown said.
The Milwaukee police, with assistance from Kenosha County deputies, apprehended a 27-year-old man who is believed to be connected to the death of Zy’Aire, the 1-year-old girl.
Transportation cameras recorded the moment when law enforcement stopped a car on Interstate 94 and arrested the suspect.
The Milwaukee police have not yet disclosed the suspect’s identity.
Teri Brown, the grandmother of the deceased girl, referred to the accused as a “monster” and expressed her anger towards the individual for his actions.