Confusion looms over 911 call in 15-year-old Milwaukee teen's murder

Questions remain about the 911 call placed by the man charged in the homicide of 15-year-old Dennis King.

Court Documents charging Malik Terrell with 1st-degree intentional homicide say that Terell called 911 on May 11 alleging he was robbed by King and another person. Investigators say Terell was trying to make it look like a home invasion robbery. 

The complaint says, “The caller states that he has just been robbed, but has detained the robber’s accomplice. The caller tells the telecommunicator that the name of the person he has detained  is 'Dennis King.' The caller becomes irate and ends the 911 call by simply stating that he is going to kill the person he has detained.”

The documents allege that Terrell had already beaten King at the time of the call. King’s body was found May 20 beaten, stabbed and burned in the basement of a home on 12th Street. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales did not respond to questions about the case from TODAY’S TMJ4 Tuesday night.

Mayor Tom Barrett says he is concerned about published reports the officers responding to the 911 call went to the wrong address.

“I am concerned about it… I know people make mistakes but I want to see what follow up was done, what occurred after they arrived at the wrong address” Barrett said. 

Terell was arrested in Chicago and will be extradited back to Milwaukee. 

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