GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Suspect in Green Bay apartment complex shooting sentenced to 10 years prison

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WEDNESDAY 3/11/2020 3:14 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The man charged in connection with a shooting at a Green Bay apartment complex in September 2019 that left two injured has been found guilty of two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety in Brown County Court.

According to court records, 44-year-old Tony Simmons was found guilty of both counts due to no contest pleas.

Green Bay Police say they located a 43-year-old Green Bay resident with three gunshot wounds at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Eastman Ave. Another victim, a 31-year-old Green Bay resident, sustained injuries but not from the weapon involved.

Simmons has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison followed by 10 years of extended supervision. Court records show he has been ordered to complete 300 hours of community service.

GB apartment complex shooting suspect charged

TUESDAY 10/1/19 5:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Tony Simmons, the man arrested in connection with a shooting at a Green Bay apartment complex early in September, has been charged.

According to court documents, Simmons has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide – use of a dangerous weapon, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and substantial battery with intent to cause bodily harm.

Simmons is accused of shooting a 43-year-old and injuring a 31-year-old.

A future court date has not been set.

Suspect in custody following GB apartment complex shooting

THURSDAY 9/5/19 8:00 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says a suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex Sunday morning.

WATCH: Sept. 5 Community Update with GB Police Chief Andrew Smith

In a Thursday morning interview with Local 5’s Chelly Boutott, Chief Smith says the suspect was arrested Tuesday and charges were filed Wednesday.

Tony Simmons, 44, faces charges of probation violation, first-degree intentional homicide, and battery and assault.

Officials say around 6:55 a.m., they responded to an apartment complex located at the 2000 block of Eastman Ave.

Arriving officers say they located a 43-year-old Green Bay resident with three gunshot wounds.

Another victim, a 31-year-old Green Bay resident, sustained injuries but not from the weapon involved.

Original story: Two injured in GB east side apartment shooting

SUNDAY 9/1/19 4:17 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — The Green Bay Police Department is investigating a shooting at an apartment complex from Sunday morning.

Officials say around 6:55 a.m., they responded to an apartment complex located at the 2000 block of Eastman Ave.

Arriving officers say they located a 43-year-old Green Bay resident with three gunshot wounds.

Another victim, a 31-year-old Green Bay resident, sustained injuries but not from the weapon involved. Both victims are seeking medical treatment.

Police say they located evidence at the apartment complex to confirm a shooting occurred.

Officers asked residents to leave temporarily while they investigated the scene. Residents were sheltered on a city bus for a short time while officers cleared the complex.

Investigators believe a disturbance occurred at the residence prior to the shooting.

Police say they believe the victims and suspect knew each other and the shooting was not random. They say the investigation is ongoing.

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