MILWAUKEE -- He went on a four-day crime spree in Milwaukee -- from carjackings to shootings, even abducting a baby in the process. Now, 18-year-old Avan Kittler will do time for the crime.
A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Kittler on Friday, January 27th to 15 years in prison and another ten years of extended supervision.
This, in connection with a "bump-and-run" carjacking that happened last May and was apparently part of a four-day-long crime spree that included a triple shooting.
Kittler will pay monetarily in restitution and also with time spent in prison after pleading guilty in November to seven felony charges. They include:
- Robbery with use of force (two counts)
- Armed robbery (three counts)
- Forceful abduction of child
- First degree reckless injury
In the courtroom on Friday, the prosecutor spoke about what happened last May, when Avan Kittler, along with another man, went on a four-day crime spree. The pair took a man's car at gunpoint, then crashed it near 18th and North. The victim of that crash said when he went to talk to Kittler, his car was sprayed with bullets.
The next day, a Milwaukee woman was the victim of a bump-and-run carjacking by Kittler. Her car was taken along with her one-month-old son inside.
"Went around the corner, I led on as long as I could try and stop him from taking my son," said the mother.
That mother told the court how she was dragged as the driver tried to get away. Surveillance video caught Kittler leaving the baby in the grass a short distance away.
"I want him to be punished for what he did. Not just to me but everyone else involved," said the mother.
Before he was captured, he was also involved in a shooting that hurt three people and robbed a man at gunpoint. At this sentencing, his grandmother blamed drugs and alcohol.
"Everyone deserves a break and a second chance at life," said Kittler's grandmother.
Kittler showed remorse.
"I want to apologize to all the victims I have hurt, the community, the courts, my family for having them there at this time. I accept full responsibility for my actions," said Kittler.
The judge told Kittler he had to accept the consequences and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. When he gets out, he'll be on extended supervision for another ten years.