Left to right: Deshaun Scott, Qhualun Shaw and Eric Smiley. Third man sentenced for murder of Milwaukee building inspector.
A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 32 years in prison for his role in the 2017 shotgun slaying of a Milwaukee building inspector. Eric Smiley is the last of three men sentenced for the murder of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz, who was shot in his Ford Mustang on March 22, 2017, while working on Milwaukee’s north side.
While Smiley was not the shooter in the murder and failed carjacking, prosecutors said that as the oldest member of the group, he was likely acting as the ringleader. Judge David Borowski said the murder was a case of good vs. evil in which a city official who was doing his job encountered three individuals acting on purely selfish motives.
Zyszkiewicz was on duty with the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services and parked his vintage Ford Mustang near North 23rd and West Cherry streets when Smiley, Qhualun D. Shaw, and Deshaun K. Scott targeted him for a carjacking. Zyszkiewicz was shot with a sawed-off shotgun.
“Mr. Scott, Mr. Shaw and this defendant were participating in turning Milwaukee into a hellhole,” Borowski said. (he doesn't said a "shithole", right!) In his statements before the delivery of the sentence, Borowski also read a quote from one of Zyszkiewicz’s colleagues: “He loved the city that killed him.”