GRAND CHUTE, WI. (THECOUNT) — Dezman Ellis, the teenager wanted for first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting at the Fox River Mall Sunday, is in custody.

Grand Chute police say Ellis, 17, was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa, without incident Thursday afternoon at about 3:30.


The Grand Chute Police Department says while they were trying to track down Ellis’s whereabouts, they developed information that he was likely heading out of the state. They enlisted the help of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force agreed to help with the investigation Monday. “Following an exhaustive, around-the-clock” investigation, the police department said, Ellis was taken into custody at a home in Des Moines, about 400 miles from Grand Chute, according to WBAY.

The shooting killed Jovannie Frausto, 19, and injured Colt Lemmers.

The mall is located at, 4301 W Wisconsin Ave in Appleton, Wisconsin.


Geo quick facts: Outagamie is a county in the northeast region of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 176,695. Its county seat is Appleton – Wikipedia.