Who is Dezman Ellis? Fox River Mall Shooting Suspect, Wiki
Four people have been arrested and a teenage suspect Dezman Ellis is on the run following a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded at a mall in northern Wisconsin, police said.
Dezman Ellis, 17, is considered a suspect in the gunfire that erupted around 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute, police Officer Travis Waas said. The victims were specifically targeted, police said, and Ellis should be considered armed and dangerous.
Jovanni J. Frausto, 19, died in the shooting, police said in a statement. A second person who was also shot went to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.
Officers received information Monday morning that Ellis’ vehicle was parked at a duplex in Oshkosh, about 20 miles (33 kilometers) south of Grand Chute. Officers found the car at the duplex and four people inside the residence became who “physically combative” were arrested, Waas said in a news release.
The group included a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, an 18-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman. Police said they do not know how or if the four are connected to Ellis.
Photos from the scene on Sunday showed officers, some in tactical gear, outside the mall and what appeared to be customers walking out with their hands in the air.
Haylie Mirr, who works at a mall restaurant called Box Lunch, said she didn’t know anything about the shooting, but that: “People just started running. We just locked the doors, and we had four customers in the store, we brought them to our back room.”
Police said they were interviewing witnesses and following leads. No motive was immediately released.
It was the second recent mall shooting in Wisconsin. In November, eight people were injured in a shooting after a confrontation at a mall in Wauwatosa, in suburban Milwaukee. A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged.
Grand Chute is a town of about 22,000 on the outskirts of Appleton, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Milwaukee.
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Date: January 31, 2021
Type of call: Shooting pic.twitter.com/zbCcNCDGwF
— Grand Chute Police Department (@GrandChutePD) February 1, 2021
Authorities responded to a home in Oshkosh Monday morning, Feb. 1, where a vehicle was found matching the description of one being sought in the Fox River Mall shooting — – according to WFRV.
The report says four people were removed from the home; the suspect connected to the shooting was not there.
The shooting at Fox River Mall Sunday, Jan. 31, left one person dead and another injured. The victim who died has been identified as Jovanni Frausto.
The suspect, 17-yaer-old Dezman Ellis, is believed to have ran from the scene and authorities are still searching for him.
Police say the four arrests on Monday include three more teenagers, but could not say how or if they are connected to Ellis.
Police were looking for the car, along with 17-year-old Dezman V. Ellis, who is suspected in the fatal shooting. Police are still searching for him.
Officers confirmed two people were hurt from the mall shooting Sunday. One victim, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was treated and released. The second victim, identified as 19-year-old Jovanni J. Frausto, died as a result of his injuries.
Police said in an update Monday morning Ellis is still considered armed and dangerous.
#DEVELOPING Vehicle in connection to teen involved in Fox River Valley mall shooting has been located in Oshkosh. I’m on scene right now and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any developing information that becomes available. pic.twitter.com/jr3y8eUaWT
— Valerie Mia Juarez (@ValerieJuarezTV) February 1, 2021