MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Dashaun Scott on Monday, July 30 to 30 years in prison plus another 15 years of extended supervision for his role in the fatal shooting of city inspector Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz. Scott, 19, continues to deny he was the shooter.
Prosecutors say Scott was part of a carjacking crew that fatally shot Zyszkiewicz in an attempt to rob him in March of 2017 near 22nd and Cherry -- where the housing inspector was on the job. A jury found Scott guilty of felony murder on May 30.
"They were doing carjacking and killed a man in the most violent of deaths," said Michael Lonski, prosecutor.
Despite the felony murder conviction, the outcome in court was a win for the defense. Prosecutors were hoping Scott would be convicted of first degree reckless homicide, a much more serious offense.
Scott was also convicted of two other felonies: operator flee/elude officer, bodily harm or property damage and possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent of a felony.
A handful of heartbroken family members of Zyszkiewicz spoke out at the sentencing hearing. His widow Olah Zyszkiewicz told Scott he took her whole world away.
"I have an ache that is always present and, at times, it is difficult to breathe. I miss his kiss, his touch, his stupid jokes. He does not deserve a second chance. He did not give one to Greg," said Zyszkiewicz's widow.
Zyszkiewicz's daughter said the community lost a role model.
"He thought the world was filled with beauty, but there is no beauty in Scott," said Heather Zyszkiewicz.
"There is no amount of time that would have satisfied me, because it is not going to bring Greg back, but I'm happy that is at least this," said Olah Zyszkiewicz.
Scott apologized to the family for his actions. He continues to deny he was the shooter.
As for the other two suspects in this case -- Qhualun Shaw, 18, has a plea hearing set for Aug. 23. He faces one count of felony murder, one count of armed robbery as party to a crime and one count of felony bail jumping.
Eric Smiley, 22, has a jury trial set to begin in November. He faces these charges:
- Felony murder
- Armed robbery, as party to a crime
- Vehicle operator flee/elude officer
- Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony
- Felony bail jumping (two counts)
- Battery, domestic abuse, infliction of physical pain or injury