One arrested following Aug. 6 shooting
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT – One man is under arrest following a shooting in Stevens Point.
On Aug. 6, at approximately 5:07 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Johns Drive, for a 24-year-old man who reportedly “discharged a firearm and kidnapped a 27-year-old male at gun point.”
“At 5:42 a.m., officers were notified that the 27-year-old male victim had been located, shot in a residence, in the 1200 block of Forth Avenue. Officers located the victim, provided first aid, and he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The suspect had left the residence prior to officer arrival; however, he was taken into custody by Wausau (Police Department) at 6:19 a.m.,” a Stevens Point Police Department release stated.
“The suspect is currently in the Portage County Jail. The following charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office: First Degree Recklessly Endangering safety, Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, False Imprisonment, Domestic Abuse- Disorderly Conduct,Battery, and Criminal Damage to Property.”
No further information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
The Stevens Point Police Department was assisted by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, UWSP Police Department, Stevens Point Fire Department, and the Wausau Police Department.