Two cousins are behind bars after a pizza delivery man in Wisconsin got fatally shot, according to police.
FOX6 reports that Mekael Kennedy, 17, from Hartford, and D’Andre Kennedy, 25, of Milwaukee, reportedly called in and ordered a pizza from Buddy’s Pizza and Steak on Sept. 11. Clarence Taper, 60, described as a “father, grandfather and dedicated employee,” delivered the pizza to a home close to 75th and Glenbrook, on the northwest side of Milwaukee.
According to police, when Taper arrived to the home, Mekael Kennedy, wearing a hockey mask, pulled out a .22 caliber handgun in an attempt to rob the driver. Mekael Kennedy told authorities that he shot accidentally when Taper when he jumped at him. He also claimed he “thought the gun was on safety and he did not know how the gun went off.”
The suspect shot Taper one time in the chest, causing fatal injuries.
Detectives said the suspect then took the pizza from Taper and brought it to an apartment next door to eat it. The suspect’s cousin, D’Andre Kennedy, was waiting at the apartment and reportedly took the handgun “and emptied the clip and put the clip back in the gun,” after Mekael Kennedy told him what happened.
When officers arrived to the apartment, D’Andre Kennedy answered the door and allegedly didn’t provide any answers when questioned about the shooting. Police arrested D’Andre Kennedy and charged him with destroying evidence, obstructing an officer and harboring or aiding a felon. Authorities also arrested Mekael Kennedy and charged him with felony murder, as well as a charge for a previous armed robbery that took place a few days prior.
Both suspects remain behind bars. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department]