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MKE man charged for role in Sussex shooting

Posted at 5:05 PM, May 18, 2016

 A 19-year-old connected to the shooting near a Sussex walking trail gets bail. He is one of two suspects in this case. But police are still not saying who pulled the trigger.

Niikwame Bell, 19, is accused of being the driver in the incident. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department say they have arrest a second suspect, but he was not in court Wednesday.

Bell is accused of driving a second suspect to a drug deal that ended in a shooting near the Bugline Trail this weekend.

"The defendant is charged with two alleged felonies," says Waukesha County Court Commissioner Laura Lau.

Bell is facing charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place and delivery of marijuana. Bell is on probation in Illinois for that same crime.

"We are advised that Illinois has been contacted and they are going to put a hold on him based on his probation," says Ted Szczupakiewicz, Deputy District Attorney.

Bell was arrested Saturday after he reported his car was stolen and that he had become the victim of a car jacking.

The second suspect, a 22 year-old man has not be identified by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department but is under arrest.

The Sheriff's Department says the suspect is on a probation hold. They say he has not been charged yet because they are still investigating.

Court records show that the 22-year-old suspect shot the victim four or five times while the victim was running away from him. Bell was in the driver's seat at the time. The victim had originally got in Bell's car to do a drug deal.

In the court records, Bell says the suspect and the victim exchanged shots.

Bell's family stood by him in court but did not want to say anything about their loved one after the judge gave him a $5,000 bail.

The Waukesha County Sheriff Department says the victim is still in very critical condition.
Bell is due back in court on May 27.