Almond Shooter Identified, Faces First-Degree Homicide Charges
ALMOND — An investigation continues into the fatal May 5 shooting of an Almond man.
According to sheriff reports, at 6:20 p.m. the Portage County Sheriff’s department received a 911 call regarding a shooting on the 7000 block of Fourth Ave. in the Town of Almond. Deputies arrived at a single-family mobile home to find 45-year-old Donald Brewer shot on his porch, and was deceased.
Two witnesses to the shooting were Brewer’s two sons, aged 12 and 14. They soon identified the suspected shooter as 31-year-old Steven Breneman, who was Brewer’s neighbor. Breneman fled the scene, but was soon taken into custody without incident at approximately 7:21 p.m. that same night.
According to Sheriff Mike Lukas, it appears that the incident stemmed over an alleged extramarital affair. This is considered an isolated incident, and no other suspects are currently being sought. Lukas believes there is no imminent danger to the public.
While Breneman was at-large, the nearby Almond High School prom was suspended, and students were taken to an offsite location. Once the suspect was taken into custody, prom was allowed to continue.
Breneman is being held at the Portage County Jail on first-degree homicide charges. This is a Felony A charge, and Breneman could face life in prison. The investigation into this shooting will continue, and an autopsy is pending.
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