UPDATE: Second Victim in Thursday’s Shooting, Police Say
City Times Staff
Stevens Point police on Monday said they’ve confirmed a second shooting victim in Thursday’s suspected drug deal gone bad on the 2700 block of Fifth Ave.
A 20-year-old male who was with Lezine on the night of March 17 was struck by a bullet and sustained non-life threatening injuries. That man left the scene on his own and sought medical attention in the Racine area.
The 20-year-old man’s identity is not being released, but police said in a release he was not a UW-Stevens Point student and is cooperating in the investigation.
The other victim, 21-year-old Deonta M. Lezine, remains in critical condition at an undisclosed trauma center. It was not immediately clear if either man was a participant in the suspected drug deal, or if they were bystanders.
“The name of the hospital is not being released out of respect for the family’s privacy,” the statement read in part.
Police are still looking for the only suspect in the St. Patrick’s Day shooting. Kyle C. Engen, 30, is being sought for questioning by police in multiple jurisdictions.
Stevens Point police were in Dane Co. to help serve a search warrant with law enforcement there, but were unable to locate Engen.
The Stevens Point Police Department is seeking any information related to this incident. Please contact Sgt. Gruber at (715) 346-1518 with any information.