Teens charged with first-degree homicide in death of 11-year-old girl

MADISON, Wis. – Two teens are charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl.

Perion Carreon, 19, and Andre Brown, 16, both of Madison, appeared virtually Tuesday afternoon in Dane County Circuit Court. The teens are charged in the death of Anisa Scott, who was shot on Madison’s east side Aug. 11.

A Photo Of Anisa Scott

Police were dispatched to the area of Lexington Ave. and Powers Ave. around 11:45 a.m. for reports of shots fired.

According to a criminal complaint, responding officers said they were flagged down by a man in the parking lot of AutoZone. The man told police he was driving on E. Washington Ave. when someone began shooting at his car. He said his girlfriend’s daughter was injured during the incident.

Police said the girl was in the front passenger seat of the car and suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to the complaint.

The man believed the shots were coming from a black Lexus sedan, later determined to be a Kia Optima, the complaint said.

Detectives used video from traffic cameras, Madison Metro buses and business in their investigation. Traffic camera video shows someone from the Kia Optima firing at the black SUV, according to the complaint.

The Kia Optima was also tracked down to a convenience store on Rimrock Road. Detectives said video from the store shows Perion Carreon get out of the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Detectives spoke to Carreon on Aug. 12 at the Dane County Jail. He admitted to driving the Kia Optima and said that he and his passengers all had guns out and in their laps, according to the complaint.  He reportedly lied about who was inside the vehicle, the complaint said.

Detectives said another man informed them of Brown’s involvement on Aug. 13. The man said he was at the shooting range with two others, including Brown, when he heard Brown say “what we did on East Washington already made the news.”

Carreon later admitted that Brown was inside the vehicle. He told detectives he picked Brown up out of 531 Northport Drive. Carreon said he had been told to get “on that car” before the shooting occurred.  According to the complaint, Carreon said Brown and the other man fired shots.

On Friday, detectives went to the apartment complex at 531 Northport Drive. Video from the complex showed Brown enter the Kia Optima.

Carreon was taken into custody on Wednesday for charges in an unrelated case.

Brown was arrested on Friday. Adult court has jurisdiction over Brown due to the severity of the crime, police said.

MPD’s Violent Crime Unit is still investigating and more arrests are possible.

Scott was Madison’s tenth homicide of the year.

She was  an incoming sixth grader in the Sun Prairie School District. She is being remembered as a kind girl who loved basketball.

A celebration of life is planned in her honor this Saturday.