Community raises thousands for DoorDash driver following Shake Shack shooting

NOW: Community raises thousands for DoorDash driver following Shake Shack shooting

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are still looking for 19-year-old Keasean Ellis-Brown, a suspect in last week's shooting at the Third Ward Shake Shack.

Police say it was Ellis-Brown who attacked a DoorDash driver in the restaurant before shooting an off-duty detective who jumped in to save her.

The detective was released from Froedtert hospital Wednesday to a crowd of supporters.

We're now learning that the community has raised thousands of dollars for that DoorDash driver and her three kids.

It's been a week since we talked to this single mother, who says she was making food deliveries to take care of her daughters. 

Since then, they've all dealt with the trauma this incident has caused, but she says she's been overwhelmed by the community's kindness.

After being attacked at Shake Shack, she won't show her face, hasn't made one food delivery since and doesn't plan to. She's too afraid.

"The shooter is still out there, I'm afraid I'm going to see him."

But the mother of three says she's trying to move forward. 

"Finding a job, definitely getting counseling for myself and my oldest daughter, finding somewhere to go. And I hope that he's caught by then."

Normal will take some time. Her young daughters were in the car when police say one of these men tried to steal it before another attacked her and shot an off-duty detective inside the restaurant.

The girls saw and heard everything.

"They're still scared when they hear certain noises. She had her hoodie up and her teacher said 'you can't have your hood up in class.' She told the social worker it was because she was hearing gunshots and she was trying to drown it out and cover her head."

But friends, family and strangers have kept them going.

"People's generosity is overwhelming."

She's been offered free counseling, but is still hoping to find a job and child care. 

A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $19,000.

"I didn't know what I was going to do. Now I am able to take care of the bills. I didn't know how I was going to pay, relocate somewhere safer. The peace of mind knowing we are going to be okay, that's what the GoFundMe did."

She says one donation was for $2,000 from someone she doesn't know.

"It's comforting that people can see that I was just trying to take care of my kids. A lot of single moms have messaged me through the GoFundMe to show support. It means a lot."

But she's lost sleep thinking about the man who risked his life to save hers, Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz

"I was relieved, so thankful that he's okay. My kids made cards for him, he said when he came out that he got them. Hopefully we can meet in the future. Glad to see him walking."

After the investigation is over, she plans to move out of Milwaukee and start a new life, but not without say this:

"I really just wanted to thank everybody for their kindness and support and generosity, and let everyone know how incredible it is and how much it's going to help us and change our lives. When I am sitting there thinking about everything that happened, that's the only thing I want to remember from this experience, is all the amazing."

She says she's also been working with police, helping identify the suspects, giving statements, signing court orders and scheduling court appearances, doing whatever she can to get through this investigation, find the third suspect and move on.

There is now a reward being offered for the alleged Shake Shack shooter. The FBI is offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Keasean Ellis-Brown.

If you know anything, call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360. 

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