According to the Appleton Police Department, a dedicated team of divers from the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team located a handgun in the Fox River.
Police say the gun is thought to be the weapon used in the shooting at the south side apartment complex. It will be sent to the Wisconsin Crime Lab for testing, to confirm its use in the incident.
Police credit an alert citizen for the assist,
An alert citizen saw an item thrown from a northbound vehicle.
The item hit the bridge railing and fell to the roadway.
The citizen saw the vehicle stop with the driver exiting the vehicle.
The driver picked up the item, believed to be a handgun and threw it in the Fox River.
The citizen contacted law enforcement and provided excellent information to the responding officer.
The Appleton Police Department has reported that they have the shooter in custody in the ongoing investigation into the incident on Schindler Place.
According to police, a 32 year-old man was responsible for firing at least six rounds from a handgun, during a physical altercation involving his half-brother and another man.
The statement to Local 5 goes on to say that the Appleton Police Department and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team are continuing to search the Fox River at S. Lawe Street, looking for the weapon.
The shooter has been identified as David Hall, 32, of Appleton.
Investigators are requesting charges of Eluding, Felon in Possession of a Gun, Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide and six counts of Recklessly Endangering Safety for Hall.
The second man arrested has been identified as 24 year-old Terry M. Hooks, half-brother of the shooter.
Charges of Obstructing, Felon in Possession of a Gun, Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct are being requested for Hooks.
The Appleton Police Department have released a statement on the gun call at a southside apartment complex in Appleton.
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