Searching for Subject of Interest
Town of Grand Chute (OnFocus) On Sunday, January 31st, 2021, at around 3:30 pm, dispatch received calls of shots being fired inside the main mall corridor at the Fox River Mall, 4301 W. Wisconsin Ave, in the Town of Grand Chute. Two Units from the Grand Chute Police Department were first on scene. Entering through the food court enterance and then through an attached department store, initial reports indicate that the officers were searching for a black male. As officers arrived on scene and conducted a preliminary search for threats inside the Fox River Mall.
Officers located two victims who had been shot. One victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was treated and released. The second victim, identified as 19-year-old Jovanni J. Frausto, died as a result of the injuries. A thorough search of the mall was conducted to locate and safely escort those who had sheltered in place.
At this time, investigators are attempting to locate and speak with Dezman V. Ellis (06/10/2003) for his involvement in this incident. Investigators believe Dezman is riding in a blue, 2012 Dodge Avenger bearing Wisconsin license plate AHP7939.
This event is believed to have been a targeted incident and Mr. Ellis is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you see Mr. Ellis, please contact law enforcement immediately.
If you have any information regarding the incident or the whereabouts of Dezman Ellis, please contact the Grand Chute Police Department in one of the following ways:
• Calling the department at 920-832-1575
• Texting your tip by texting “TIPGCPD” followed by your tip to 847411 (TIP411)
• Through the Grand Chute Police app
The Grand Chute Police Department would like to thank the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, Appleton Police Department, Fox Valley Metro Police Department, Kaukauna Police Department, Oneida Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, Neenah Police Department, Fox Crossing Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Oshkosh Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation, Grand Chute Fire Department, Appleton