Driver shot to death after he accidentally runs down, kills 2-year-old who darted into street

Driver shot to death after he accidentally runs down, kills 2-year-old who darted into street

Had Archie Brown Jr. committed a hit-and-run, he and a 15-year-old boy likely would still be alive. But Brown stopped his van after it struck and killed a 2-year-old Sunday evening on Milwaukee’s near northwest side.

Moments later, Brown was shot and killed at the scene of the accident. And the boy was fatally wounded.

Three people are dead and, in the case of the 15-year-old, it’s unclear why.

Police reported in a news release that the 2-year-old ran into the street at 5:10 p.m. in the 4600 block of N. 48th St., which is next to Wahl Park. The release said the driver of the van, a 41-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, that the teen later died in surgery, and that investigators were working to develop a suspect.

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Archie Brown Sr., 68, of Milwaukee spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel at the scene. Moments after speaking with investigators, he confirmed that the driver of the van was his son, Archie Brown Jr., also of Milwaukee.

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