UPDATE 9:53 a.m. – Green Bay Police have a man in custody after a shooting Wednesday morning.
Police say 27-year-old Donovan Mitchell admitted to the disturbance around 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of Cherry Street when a possible gunshot was heard, involving an unknown amount of people in the street.
After further investigation, officers found a bullet hole in a home nearby. After talking with a number of witnesses, and investigating the area, investigators determined that Mitchell was responsible for the shooting. Two guns were also recovered, one of which investigators believe was used in the shooting.
Police are recommending charges to the Brown County District Attorney for felon in possession of a firearm, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
There were no reported injuries, and investigators are working to determine who the intended target was, and why the specific house was shot. Police say at this point, there’s an innocent citizen who has a bullet hole in the front of their home.
Investigators add that they don’t believe this was a random act and those involved are associates of one another. Police say the motive is difficult to determine as those involved are not cooperating.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying other individuals so investigators can speak with anyone else who may have been involved.
ORIGINAL STORY 4:44a.m. – Green Bay Police responded to a reported shooting on the city’s east side Wednesday morning.
It happened around 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of Cherry Street when police responded to reports of a disturbance in which someone fired a weapon.
Green Bay Police say no victims have been located, and the case is still under investigation.
“A lot of times during a large disturbance where we don’t know who’s who yet, especially involving a firearm, we’ll detain people in handcuffs,” said Lt. Clint Beguhn. “It’s hard to tell whether they’re actually arrested or not, or detained, until I speak to those people in person.”
There have been several calls for shots fired in the city throughout the summer, but police say they don’t believe this in incident is related as witnesses continue to be interviewed.
Police expect to have an update on the situation later on in the day.