When a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed while working at a Burger King drive-thru in Milwaukee earlier this month, the horrific news reverberated around the nation. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations poured in and Niesha Harris-Brazell’s devastated family wondered how she could be taken “in the blink of an eye.”
But after spending two weeks piecing together events, investigators have made the bombshell allegation in court documents that Harris-Brazell was killed in a botched robbery that she had staged with her best friend and her best friend’s father.
That evening, a black Chevy Impala pulled up to the drive-thru window, according to surveillance footage cited by authorities in a criminal complaint. Harris-Brazell turned