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Police looking for 17-year-extinct suspect in deadly Wisconsin mall shooting

Police looking for 17-year-extinct suspect in deadly Wisconsin mall shooting

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Printed 2: 24 a.m. ET Feb. 1, 2021 | Updated 2: 28 a.m. ET Feb. 1, 2021


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Travis Waas of the Vast Chute Police Department says one of many 2 of us shot in the Fox River Mall Sunday afternoon has died.

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GRAND CHUTE, Wisconsin — Police are looking for a 17-year-extinct suspect who they think about was as soon as involved in a shooting that killed a man and injured one other individual at the Fox River Mall in Vast Chute on Sunday.

Police answered to the mall round 3: 30 p.m. Sunday. Pictures had been fired inside the mall, conclude to the meals court.

Jovanni J. Frausto, 19, of Neenah, Winnebago County, died from his injuries. The more than just a few sufferer was as soon as handled for minor injuries and released from the sanatorium, the Vast Chute Police Department acknowledged gradual Sunday evening.

Police are looking for Dezman V. Ellis, 17, who they think about is riding a blue 2012 Dodge Avenger with the pronounce registration code AHP7939.

Police think about the shooting was as soon as centered and of us have to opinion Ellis as armed and bad.

The shooter left the mall before officers arrived at the scene, Vast Chute police public information officer Travis Waas acknowledged. Nobody is in the intervening time in custody for the shooting. 

Any person with information about the incident have to contact the Vast Chute Police Department at 920-832-1575 or text “TIPGCPD” to 847411.

Police did a preliminary search inside the mall for a suspect and had been completing an intensive search, alongside with escorting these that had sheltered inside the mall Sunday evening.

Earlier Sunday, authorities warned of us inside the shopping middle to shelter in location and told the general public to abet a ways flung from the placement.

Police businesses from extra than one jurisdictions descended on the scene to provide assistance.

Some purchasers fled the mall in the aftermath of the pictures being fired. Others, alongside with mall retailer workers, found places to camouflage. After police arrived, of us may additionally very well be viewed exiting the mall with their hands raised.


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Rhex Arboleda of Neenah, his wife and four boys had been at the mall care for a conventional Sunday for them.

Arboleda and his wife, Claire, had been lawful about to hump away and had been going to the main entrance of the mall when they saw a community of of us begin running behind them.

Then one other community of of us started running out of the mall. Any person in the community told him there was as soon as an active shooter.

“Initially, it was as soon as kind of uncommon because they had been principally children and I believed that something, maybe an match, is happening or even maybe a prank,” he acknowledged. “But it turned out to be in reality scary and I’d sign in their faces they had been in reality anxious. One girl was as soon as crying.”

Arboleda acknowledged the principle thing he and his wife did was as soon as name their children, who had been at the mall at the identical time. 

“One in all my boys was as soon as planning to maintain for slightly and was as soon as going to pick something at the meals court,” he acknowledged.

He felt relieved, even supposing, when their sons acknowledged they’d left and already started driving dwelling.


Travis Waas of the Vast Chute Police Department gives an replace on a shooting at the Fox River Mall that left two of us injured.

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Police sped previous Carly Goland of Appleton and her mother, Anita, who had been driving on the twin carriageway. By the time they reached the parking lot of the mall, police had been surrounding the main entrance and the Scheels entrance. SWAT groups, and an ambulance with someone injured, had been in the lot.

Goland saw two groups of of us coming out of the mall and a meals-court worker who was as soon as “freaking out” after seeing someone win shot.

“Groups of round 30 of us came out with their hands over their head and so they had been in a single file line, walking to DSW,” Goland acknowledged.

After the incident, Arboleda acknowledged he does not know what this may increasingly be care for to be lend a hand at the mall.

“It was as soon as very scary, that’s all I’d insist,” Arboleda acknowledged. “It gives you fright in a skill and I do not know how I’d feel the following time I bring my family to the mall.” 

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Police looking for 17-year-extinct suspect in deadly Wisconsin mall shooting