‘5 great uses for pee:’ Probation for convicted felon accused of firing gun during vigil, working to get rid of it

MILWAUKEE — A woman prosecutors say fired a gun during a memorial for a homicide victim over the summer, and then worked to get rid of the gun has reached a plea deal in the case against her. As a convicted felon, she was prohibited from possessing a weapon.

Angerlar Brooks, 38, of Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 15 pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony. Brooks was then sentenced to serve one year and six months in prison, and one year and six months extended supervision. That sentence was stayed, and Brooks was placed on probation for two years — with six months conditional time in the House of Correction with Huber release for work. She was ordered to report by May 18.

According to a criminal complaint, on the evening of Aug. 6, 2017, police were dispatched to a report of shots fired incident near 12th and Ring. They spoke with a witness who indicated Brooks pulled up in a vehicle during a memorial for an individual who had recently died. The witness said Brooks placed several bottles at the memorial site before leaving, and returning about 20 minutes later. An argument then ensued, between Brooks and the homicide victim’s sister, and Brooks threatened to “beat” her — eventually displaying a handgun, waving it at her. Brooks then closed her car door and fired one shot into the air before fleeing the scene.

Brooks was taken into custody on August 9, 2017, and a search warrant was executed on her phone — revealing numerous texts between Brooks and her son. The texts indicated Brooks was communicating that the police were outside her home, and one text read “if they find out we in here, they coming in.” Texts between Brooks and another individual read: “I need this other gun and dope out of here.” She also texted her brother, sending a message reading: “I need you to come get this other gun out my house.” Investigators found several texts referencing removing and hiding firearms.

The day after the shots fired incident, the search of Brooks’ phone revealed she researched how to remove gun residue, visiting websites titled: “tips on removing gunshot residue,” “suspect urinated on hands to wash away gunshot residue,” “can urine block out gun powder” and “five great uses for pee.”

The complaint notes Brooks was convicted of a felony in 1999 — fleeing an officer. Therefore, she’s prohibited from possessing a firearm.