Police make 2 arrests in connection to killing of 11-year-old girl

MADISON, Wis. —  Police have arrested two people in connection to the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl.

During a press conference Friday, police said they’ve arrested two people in connection with the shooting: 19-year-old Perion Carreon and 16-year-old Andre Brown.

“With the gravity of this crime and as outraged as we are as a police department that it happened, everyone wanted to find a resolution,” said interim Chief Vic Wahl. “We wanted to find these people and apprehend them as soon as possible.”

Both Carrreon and Brown are facing charges of first degree intentional homicide and attempted first degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime. Police said both are being held in the Dane County Jail.

Police said Carreon was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of an unrelated crime while driving in a stolen vehicle. According to a news release, Carreon had a loaded handgun tucked in his waistband at the time of his arrest. Brown was arrested Friday.

Anisa Scott was shot Tuesday morning while riding in a car on Madison’s east side. Police believe she was a passenger in the intended target’s car.

“Earlier this week, the worst possible outcome,” Wahl said. “What we had all feared would happen, happened.”

Her family made the decision to remove her from life support at 11:11 a.m. Thursday. They shared memories of her during a news conference held earlier this week.

“Sweet, sweet baby, (she would) text me every morning, ‘Good morning, grandma,’” Anisa’s grandma Lorene Gomez said.

Anisa is being remembered as a smart and happy girl who loved basketball. 

“I will always cherish the 11 years I did get to spend with her,” said Ashley Rios, Anisa’s mother. “She will continue to live through all of us.”

Anisa was about to enter the 6th grade in the Sun Prairie School District. The school district is providing emotional support to students and staff impacted by Anisa’s death.

“I’d like to extend my condolences and that of the entire MPD to the family of Anisa,” Wahl said. “They’ve suffered an unimaginable loss. I hope that the community continues to support them and that today’s arrest help their healing process in some way.”

The community is also holding a candlelight vigil in Anisa’s honor Friday night.

“She will always be remembered, never forgotten,” Anisa’s father, Marcel Scott, said.  “I love you with all my heart, baby, and one day, we’ll meet again.”

Funeral arrangements are pending. The CEO of Concero has donated $10,000 to cover funeral expenses.

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County announced on its Facebook page that the donation was made “so Anisa will have the home going celebration she deserves.”

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Anyone who would like to send cards to the family can send them to 1818 W. Beltline Avenue c/o Ashley Rios.

Anisa’s death marks the 10th homicide in Madison so far this year.