Police: Suspect in custody in connection with LaLa Brown's death

Posted at 7:10 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 23:31:21-04

George Mallet will have an update on this developing story on Live at 10

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Police have confirmed there has been a big break in the murder of up-and-coming R&B singer Yolanda "LaLa" Brown.

It was on October 19th, 2007 that Brown and one of her producers JeTannue "Kool Aid" Clayborn were shot and killed in the Milwaukee Loud Enuff Production recording studio.

Police tell TODAY'S TMJ4 there is a suspect in custody out of state on unrelated charges, and that they believe that suspect is tied to the murder investigation here.

TODAY'S TMJ4 first learned of the possible break from Brown's father, William Brown, last week.

"The last few months they told me that they have to make this trip to Arizona," Brown said as he sat in his Sherman Park living room, recounting his most recent conversations with detectives. "They said when they came back they should have some good news for me."

It wasn't long after learning of the lead that Brown again spoke with police.

"So when they came back they said that they had a bunch of paperwork that they had to turn over to the DA and they pretty sure they got the person who did it," Brown said confidently.

The person of interest has not been charged. Police say the case is awaiting a charging decision by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office.

TODAY'S TMJ4 reached out to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office Monday afternoon and did not get a response. We'll air William Brown's comments tonight on Live at 10.