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Milwaukee authorities say a robbery that left a 16-year-old Burger King employee dead was staged, and she was in on it.

Niesha Harris-Brazell was working the drive-thru window on the night of January 2, when a black Chevy Impala drove up and the driver demanded cash.

The driver leaned through the restaurant window, pointed a gun at Niesha and ordered her to hurry up.

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As Niesha turned to get the money from the cash register, she signaled to her co-workers for help.

One of those employees, Derrick D. Ellis, 34, produced a handgun and fired twice at the robber who slid down into the driver's seat and sped off empty handed.

Niesha fell to the floor and told her co-workers she was shot. She was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Police say she was shot by her co-worker, Ellis, a convicted felon who is now in the wind.

Surveillance video shows Ellis scrambling to pick up the spent shell casings off the floor after accidentally shooting his co-worker. He then handed the weapon to a store manager who hid it in the restaurant's safe.

Prosecutors filed a murder charge and felony gun possession charge against Ellis last week, Yahoo News reported. He is still on the run.

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Police later arrested the driver of the Impala, Antoine Edwards (pictured), and charged him with felony murder, intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child with death as a consequence, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Meanwhile, Niesha's family created a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 for her funeral expenses. The account collected over $40,000 before it was shut down by GoFundMe after the case took a bizarre twist.

According to court documents, investigators say Edwards is the father of Burger King employee Mariah Edwards who was working with Niesha at the time of the robbery.

Mariah told investigators that the botched robbery was staged with the help of her father and Niesha. She said Ellis was not in on the robbery.

Mariah confessed that the robbery was planned for a time when the Burger King register was expected to be full of cash.

However, Antoine Edwards told police his daughter was not involved, and that Niesha was his only accomplice. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Niesha's mother, Liceal Brazell, denied the allegations that her daughter was involved in staging the robbery.

She told FOX6, "It's really making me mad, it's making me angry. You told so many different lies, now you're going to tell more lies. That's not going to help you. That's not going to help your father."

GoFundMe has frozen the more than $40,592 collected for Niesha's funeral expenses.

A message on the account reads:

"This fundraiser is no longer accepting donations. If you are the organizer, beneficiary, team member, or donor, sign in to see additional information."

GoFundMe prohibits raising funds for people involved in criminal activity. If it is determined that Niesha was an accomplice in the robbery, the money will be refunded to donors.

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A man suspected of killing Memphis legend Young Dolph was dropped by an attorney for Dolph's enemies, Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Rumors were rampant that Justin Johnson (left) was being represented by Art Horne (right), longtime attorney for Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down in a Memphis cookie store on Nov. 17.

When Fox13 News reached out to Johnson's attorney, Horne, for comment, he said he would speak after his client turned himself in.

Johnson was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Indiana.

On Thursday, Horne confirmed he was no longer representing Johnson.

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Authorities are investigating what, if any, connection Blac Youngsta (left) and Yo Gotti (right) had to the alleged killers.

Horne was successful in getting charges dropped against Blac Youngsta when he was arrested for shooting up Dolph's car back in 2017.

Horne released a statement via Instagram, saying:

"After reading a few recent articles, watching a half dozen blogs and skimming through the comments section I've learned a sobering fact: Misinformation spreads and sells far faster than the truth."

Johnson, an aspiring rapper named Straight Drop, allegedly killed Dolph for refusing to sign him to a recording contract.

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TikTok influencer Rory Teasley (right) died after his boyfriend of 10 years allegedly strangled him during a fight over a video game. He was 28.

According to Michigan's Oakland County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to a 911 call from Docquen Jovo Watkins in Pontiac, Michigan on Thursday.

Watkins, 31, told the 911 dispatcher that he and Teasley had a fight over a video game, according to Click On Detroit.

Watkins, 31, told police that Teasley was now "sleeping" on the couch.

Officers arrived at the scene to find Teasley unresponsive at the apartment. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Watkins told investigators he and Teasley fought over a shooting game called "Overwatch."

He was arrested and charged with homicide and is being held without bond at the Oakland County Jail.

Teasley was best known for posting comedy and dance videos on TikTok under the username @too2pump4tv. He had over 200,000 followers and millions of views on his videos.

@too2pump4tv The Queen @Beyoncé On Tik Tok Awe Shiiit ???????? #Fyp #ForYouPage #Beyonce #BeyonceChallenge #Mood #TeamAries #Aries #2Pump4Tv ? Freakumdresschallenge - b.beyonce

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A third man has been arrested in connection with the execution-style murder of Memphis rap legend Young Dolph.

Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down by two masked men while buying cookies at a Memphis bakery shop on November 17. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police arrested Cornelius Smith, 32, on December 9. He was charged with theft of the getaway vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz, found abandoned behind a home that was used as the backdrop in a rap music video.

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Police believe Smith (pictured) is the gunman seen wearing a Bass Pro Shops hat in surveillance video outside the cookie store.

On January, 5, Smith was extradited to Shelby County from Southaven, Mississippi. He will make his first court appearance in Memphis on Thursday, Jan. 13.

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The second gunman, aspiring rapper Justin Johnson, aka "Straight Drop," was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Indiana on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

A third suspect, Shundale Barnett, 27, was arrested along with Johnson in Indiana. Barnett (pictured below) is charged with being an accessory after-the-fact to first-degree murder for helping Johnson while he was on the run from the law.

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"Shundale Barnett is a person who, we believe, was providing assistance to Justin since we've been looking for him," said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller at a press conference in Memphis on Wednesday.

Detectives are also investigating links between the gunmen and two local rappers, Mario Mims, aka Yo Gotti, 40, and Sammie Benson, aka Blac Youngsta, 31, as potential co-conspirators in Young Dolph's death.

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Trey Songz denied allegations that he raped former UNLV basketball player Dylan Gonzalez in a Las Vegas hotel in November.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that officers responded to "a report of a sexual assault incident alleged to have occurred at a hotel in the 3700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard" involving the R&B singer, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson.

The 37-year-old father-of-one is reportedly "cooperating with the investigation" and "no arrests have been made," police said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Last month, Gonzalez, 27, tweeted: "Trey Songz is a rapist. Lord forgive me I Couldn't hold that in another year. See you in 2022."

Dylan took to Twitter again on Tuesday to share more details about her ordeal.

"With what seems like endlessly reoccurring news of the alleged sexual assaults committed by Trey Songz, I am forced to repeatedly relive in my mind, and suffer anew, the long-suppressed horror and unbearable PTSD of my rape by his very hands at a well known Las Vegas hotel...

"I want to send my love, strength, and hope to all who are victims of sexual assault and its fatal nature. You are not alone."

Gonzalez's attorneys, George Vrabeck and Ariel Mitchell, told PEOPLE they are planning to take legal action against Songz in the coming weeks.

Songz reacted to Gonzalez's tweet through his representative on Tuesday.

"Trey and his team are confident in the legal process and that there will be an abundance of exonerating information to come over the next few weeks," the rep said in a statement to TMZ.

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After graduating from UNLV, Dylan (right) signed with the New Orleans Gators women's basketball team in 2020 alongside her twin sister, Dakota (left), who also played for the UNLV Women Running Rebels' basketball team.

The twins first went viral in 2015 after rapper Drake attended a UNLV women's basketball game.

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Songz has a history of allegations of unlawful and felonious behavior with women.

In August 2020, a woman, who publicly identified herself as Aliza, accused Songz of urinating on her during a random sexual encounter. Songz denied the allegations in a tweet, calling Aliza's accusations "convenient" for someone who seeks to "destroy someone's life."

And in 2017, singer, actress Keke Palmer alleged that Songz used "sexual intimidation" to make her appear in his music video. She claimed that he "secretly filmed" her and put her "in a music video against my wishes."

Songz seemingly responded to Palmer's accusations, writing:

"So sorry for those that believe everything without knowing anything. However, I cannot devote my life to responding to, or clearing up every side of every story you hear about me, when would I actually live? I know my character, I know my truth, I know my heart. God does too."

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The man suspected of killing Memphis rap legend Young Dolph (right) was captured in Indiana by the U.S. Marshals Service.

"After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals, Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Justin Johnson was captured today around 3:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) in Indiana," according to a U.S. Marshals release.

Johnson was located hiding out in Indiana, days after he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rap skills.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals announced Johnson as a person of interest and offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10. Instead, he dropped a music video.

Johnson, who uses the rap name "Straight Drop," posted on his Instagram story last week:

"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."

Another suspect, Cornelius Smith was transferred to the Shelby County Jail from the DeSoto County Jail where he had been held since his arrest on December 9.

A joint press conference with U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich will be held tomorrow.

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Law enforcement officials in Memphis, Tennessee are still waiting for the suspected killer of Young Dolph to turn himself in.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down by two men inside a Tennessee bakery on November 17.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Marshals Service named Justin Johnson as one of the killers.

Johnson, 23, promised to turn himself in to police on Monday, Jan. 10, but instead, he dropped a music video showcasing his mumble rapping skills.
 
RELATED: Young Dolph Murder Suspect Was Sentenced to 5 Years for Shooting Three People in 2017
 
The Memphis Police Department and U.S. Marshals are still on a nationwide manhunt for the aspiring rapper, who calls himself "Straight Drop." It is reported that officials viewed his music video for clues to his whereabouts.

The home where the music video was filmed is the same location where the getaway vehicle, a white Mercedes Benz was found abandoned.

According to Fox13 Memphis, an attorney representing Johnson said he was unaware of the rapper's plan to turn himself in.

Johnson posted on his Instagram story last week:

"Turning Myself In Monday @ 201. I'm Innocent. I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink." He also had a message for bloggers: "Next time post the REAL .. BS blogs."

Johnson is wanted on charges of First-Degree murder, Criminal Attempt-First Degree Murder, and Theft of Property valued between $10,000-$60,000.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, and Crime Stoppers have offered a reward of $15,000 for tips leading to Johnson's capture.

Watch the music video below.

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Justin Johnson, the 23-year-old suspect in Young Dolph's murder, is an aspiring rapper seen partying with Dolph in photos.

According to DJ Vlad, the photo "reveals a possible deeper connection that could answer more questions about the circumstances surrounding Dolph's tragic and untimely demise."
 
RELATED: Police Identify Suspect in Young Dolph Murder Case
 

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Johnson is an aspiring Memphis rapper who called himself "Straight Droppp." His Instagram page @straightdroppp features photos of him flaunting cash, expensive cars, and designer clothing.

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Instagram users suggested the money and cars were payoff for the hit on the famous rapper.

Vlad wrote:

"To add insult to injury, Johnson is seen wearing a Paper Route Entertainment charm on his belt in a picture taken just before Dolph's murder. Many are suggesting he got the charm after a previous run-in with Dolph and his crew before the shooting."

Instagram sleuths identified Johnson as one of Dolph's killers in the days after the murder.

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Law enforcement officials in Tennessee have identified a suspect in the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton, was gunned down inside a Tennessee cookie shop on November 17.
 
RELATED: The moment 2 gunmen took aim at rapper Young Dolph
 
Dolph, a native of Memphis, was targeted by two gunmen who hopped out of a white Mercedes Benz and opened fire.

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Young Dolph, 36, was known for his charitable work in Memphis. He was in town to participate in his annual turkey giveaway for Thanksgiving.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service identified 23-year-old Justin Johnson as a suspect in the case.

A $15,000 reward is being offered for tips leading to Johnson's capture.

Johnson is described as a Black male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has the name "Jaiya," tattooed on his right arm.

The TBI tweeted on Tuesday night:

"We need your help to find Justin Johnson, wanted by @MEM_PoliceDept and TBI for 1st Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt-1st Degree Murder, & Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000.

He should be considered armed & dangerous.

Seen him? Call 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND."

In a separate tweet, the TBI wrote:

"A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by TBI for information leading to Justin Johnson’s arrest for a total reward of up to $15,000 in coordination with @USMarshalsHQ, @MEM_PoliceDept, and Crimestoppers."

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Atlanta police investigators are "getting closer" to making an arrest in the unsolved Piedmont Park stabbing case.

Police have been "working diligently" to solve the brutal murder of Katherine Janness and her dog Bowie who were found savagely stabbed inside the park in July.

The medical examiner's report stated Janness was stabbed 50 times and the word "FAT" was carved into her torso.

She died from "sharp force injuries of her face, neck, and torso that" ruptured internal blood vessels. Police say the killer spent time with her body.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 4, Atlanta police assured the public they are working diligently and "getting closer" to arresting Janness's killer.

According to CBS46, investigators are "combing through physical and electronic evidence that could help crack the case."

Atlanta police are renewing calls for possible witnesses who were in the park that night.

The press conference was welcome news to Atlantans who are afraid to jog in Piedmont Park after dark until the killer is in custody.

The APD stressed that Janness' murder case has not gone cold.