Wisconsin capturing suspect in custody, police say

Police said a suspect is currently in custody after three people were killed and three others seriously injured in an early Sunday morning (April 18) shooting in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, the alleged shooter has been located and is charged with first degree willful murder.

As reported by REVOLT, shots were fired shortly after midnight at the Somers House Tavern in Somers, Wisconsin. Police arrived at the bar around 12:40 am local time and pronounced three victims dead at the scene. Another three victims were taken to a local hospital and are currently being treated for gunshot wounds.

During a press conference yesterday, Kenosha County Sheriff David G. Beth said the fatal shooting was likely a targeted and isolated incident.

“We don’t think this was a random act,” he said. “I don’t think the people in this area are in danger because the suspect is still not captured.”

Police believe the shooting occurred after a customer was removed from the bar and “possibly came back a short time later”. Although a suspect is currently in custody, police say more than one shooter may have been involved in the shooting. However, the police said that there was no more danger in the area on Sunday evening.

The tragedy occurred on the same day as a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas; that took the lives of three people. Police did not find the suspected shooter, despite identifying him as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41, a former detective with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday afternoon, the Travis County Sheriff’s Department announced that the alleged gunman is also currently charged with child sexual assault. As reported by REVOLT, he was sent to a county jail in June and resigned from the sheriff’s department after his arrest.

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