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Burger King robbery that left girl dead was staged and she was in on it, Milwaukee authorities say

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MILWAUKEE — A Burger King robbery that left a Milwaukee girl dead was staged, and she was in on it, investigators allege in court documents filed Friday.

Sixteen-year-old cashier Niesha Harris-Bracell was shot to death during the robbery Jan. 2. Video surveillance showed a man with a gun leaning into the drive-thru window and another Burger King employee opening fire on him.

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According to a criminal complaint, the man who leaned into the drive-thru window was Antoine Edwards. His 16-year-old daughter worked at the Burger King with Harris-Bracell.

The three of them hatched a plan to steal money from the restaurant by staging a robbery. The night of Jan. 2, Edwards drove up to the drive-thru. Harris-Bracell was supposed to hand him the register but took too long. Edwards grew impatient and leaned into the window with his gun.

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Another employee who wasn't in on the robbery opened fire on Edwards and hit Harris-Bracell by mistake.

The complaint charged Edwards with felony murder, contributing to the delinquency of a minor with death as a consequence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Online court records indicated he was in custody but didn't list an attorney for him.

Derrick Ellis, the employee who allegedly shot Harris-Bracell, was charged Jan. 6 with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remains at large.

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