Plea hearing set for teen charged in 2020 Anisa Scott killing

Andre Brown Mugshot
Courtesy of the Dane County Jail

MADISON, Wis. — Court officials have scheduled a plea hearing for one of the defendants charged in connection with the fatal shooting that killed 11-year-old Anisa Scott in August 2020, according to online court records.

Andre Brown, 18, is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide as party to a crime and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime, both in connection with Scott’s death.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Brown, police identified him as a suspect in the shooting after a man at a local shooting range reportedly heard Brown say “what we did on East Washington already made the news.”

In October 2020, court officials entered a not-guilty plea on Brown’s behalf as he stood mute during the teen’s arriagnment.

Brown, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, was arrested just days after the shooting and was charged the following week. Two other men — Perion Carreon, who was 19 at the time, and Jerry Ward, who was 17 — are also charged in connection with Scott’s death.

The 18-year-old’s plea hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 20.