MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two teens have been charged with fatally shooting an 11-year-old Madison girl and attempting to kill her mother’s boyfriend, who investigators say was the intended target of the gunfire.
Eleven-year-old Anisa Scott suffered a gunshot wound to the head as she rode in an SUV driven by Christopher Carthans on Aug. 11. Police have said Carthans was the target of gunfire from another vehicle, but haven’t said why.
A criminal complaint filed Tuesday in adult court charges 19-year-old Perion Carreon and 16-year-old Andre Brown, both of Madison, with first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Dane County Court Commissioner Jason Hanson set bail for Carreon at just over $2 million and $1.5 million for Brown.
Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moeser requested more than $5 million bail for Carreon and $2 million bail for Brown. Lawyers for Carreon and Brown — Sarah Schmeiser and Guy Cardamone, respectively — argued that the bail requests were too high, the State Journal reported.
According to the complaint, Carreon said Brown fired the first shot and another person in the car fired the second time. Carreon said he had also been told to turn the car around so Brown could shoot again.
Cardamone, Brown’s attorney, said Carreon would have been in the best position to fire from the driver’s side of the vehicle toward the passenger side of the Tahoe where Anisa was sitting.