UPDATE: Suspect in Wisconsin tavern shooting charged with homicide

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WEDNESDAY 4/21/2021 1:42 p.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar faces multiple homicide counts.

Kenosha County prosecutors charged 24-year-old Rakayo Vinson on Wednesday with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting early Sunday at the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers.

Authorities say Vinson got into a fight at the tavern, came back with a handgun and opened fire. Cedric Guston, Atkeem Stevenson and Kevin Donaldson were killed. T

hree others were hurt. Vinson would face life in prison if convicted on any of the counts.

UPDATE: Suspect in Kenosha Co. bar shooting that killed 3 identified

MONDAY 4/19/2021 3:35 p.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the man in custody in connection with a shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin tavern that left three men dead and three others injured was involved in a fight at the bar before coming back with a handgun and opening fire.

Twenty-four-year-old Rakayo Alandis Vinson appeared in court on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide for the early Sunday shooting at the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers.

Court Commissioner Loren Keating set bond for Vinson at $4 million cash, citing the seriousness of the charges, Vinson’s record of possession of firearms and the risk of flight. The three people killed were identified as 24-year-old Cedric Guston, 26-year-old Atkeem Stevenson and 22-year-old Kevin Donaldson, all of Kenosha.

UPDATE: Suspect in Wisconsin bar shooting that killed 3 identified

MONDAY 4/19/2021 1:35 p.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The man in custody in connection with a shooting at a southeastern Wisconsin tavern that left three men dead and three others injured was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing Monday.

Kenosha County sheriff’s officials identified the man being held in the Kenosha County Jail as 24-year-old Rakayo Alandis Vinson.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright said the suspect is facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional criminal charges likely after further investigation.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said earlier a suspect was asked to leave the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers but returned and opened fire.

UPDATE: One person in custody after shooting at Kenosha Co. tavern

SUNDAY, 4/18/2021 4:52 p.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Kenosha County Sheriff’s have located and will subsequently charge the person who allegedly killed 3 people at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County early Sunday morning.

According to the Sheriff’s, the person will be charged with 1 count of 1st-degree intentional homicide and additional criminal charges will follow. The public isn’t in any danger at this time. They have canvassed the neighborhood, conducted interviews and impounded several vehicles during the investigation.

They have also announced that 3 men have died in the incident and 3 other men have been hospitalized due to gunshot wounds.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Original Story: Sheriff: 3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

SUNDAY, 4/18/2021, 08:07 a.m.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin pleaded Sunday for help in locating a suspect who opened fire at a tavern in a confrontation that left three people dead and two people seriously injured.

Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said while the suspected shooter is still at large, the public is not believed to be in danger. The suspect apparently knew the victims and targeted them, although it is not clear whether the victims knew him. The shooting happened at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County after the suspect was asked to leave the bar and then returned and opened fire.
“We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting,” Beth told a Sunday morning news conference.

Officials were still working to determine the identities of the people who died. The two people who were wounded were taken to area hospitals. There may have been more people with less serious injuries, and the sheriff’s department has contacted local hospitals to find them, Beth said.
Beth left open the possibility that there was more than one suspect. He said he believed at least one handgun was used.

The road leading up to the tavern remained closed early Sunday as officials investigated the latest in a string of recent mass shootings across the country, including the killings of eight people at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis on Thursday. Last month, four people were killed at an office shooting in California, eight people were fatally shot at massage businesses in the Atlanta area, and 10 died in gunfire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

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