Suspect arrested, charged in deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin bar shooting

Law enforcement officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin have announced the arrest of a gunman suspected of killing three and injuring another three in an incident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, as Fox News reports.

The terrifying incident at issue unfolded this weekend at the Somers House Tavern, a popular spot for students attending Carthage College in the Kenosha area. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the suspect, 24-year-old Rakayo A. Vinson, had been patronizing the establishment earlier in the evening, had a dispute with the management, returned soon thereafter, and opened fire both inside and outside the building.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth reported that the bar was quite crowded when Vinson returned and that he targeted specific male victims, killing three and wounding three more, adding,“I’m led to believe there was some type of confrontation inside, the management asked that person to leave and then that person came back a short time later and shot people.”

According to police, Vinson was taken into custody on late Sunday and will be formally charged with a single count of first degree intentional homicide, with additional charges likely to follow upon completion of the ongoing investigation.

The Journal Sentinel noted that investigators are probing whether more than one shooter was involved in the incident, as someone living near the tavern indicated that his doorbell-mounted surveillance camera appeared to show two different groups exchanging gunfire in the bar’s parking lot.

Sheriff’s Sgt. David Wright assured the community that “Detectives and other involved law enforcement officers have conducted numerous interviews and collected a great deal of evidence from the crime scenes including the impounding of several vehicles,” adding that officers “have followed up on multiple leads and gathered surveillance video evidence during extensive neighborhood canvasses.”

As of late Sunday, no information had been officially released regarding the identities of those killed or injured in the violent attack, though local social justice advocate Porche Bennett-Bay told the Kenosha News that one of those killed was her 26-year-old cousin who “leaves behind a beautiful baby boy.”

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) reacted to the horrifying news of the shooting on Sunday, issuing a statement saying, “My heart breaks for Kenosha this morning…I want to thank the first responders who reacted quickly and are still working to investigate and find those involved” in the devastating event.

As Somers village president George Stoner declared, the events of Sunday morning were nothing short of “a tragedy,” and hopefully justice will be served in this case on behalf of those who lost their lives in an act of truly senseless violence.

21 Responses

  1. The governor is heart broken… what a croc of sh… – He cares less for the people. He is at fault for allowing all this rioting in his state.

    1. OVER 20,000 Americans were MURDERED last year! Since Mexico has snet most of their CRIMINALS into our country, Many of those murdered or were the MURDERERS are minorities BY minorities.

  2. ALL RIOTS,LOOTING,BURNING,VIOLENCE, ETC; IS THE RESULTS OF POOR MANAGEMENT OF A CITY??????????? THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD HAVE ISSUES IN PLACE FOR ALL TYPES OF ACTIONS???????? THEY SHOULD HAVE A SET UP WHERE ONE PHONE CALL AND ALL IS SET IN MOTION FOR WHATEVER IS GOING ON IN THE CITY THAT THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF???????? AGAIN, PROBLEM……..POLITICIANS WHO ARE GETTING PAID FOR A JOB ARE NOT PREPARED TO DO IT?????? PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE REAL KNOWLEDGE TO DO THE JOB??????? ALL CITIES SHOULD BE PROTECTED ALL THE TIME……IF YOU PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME IT WOON’T BE A PROBLEM WHEN SOMETHING DOES HAPPEN????????? MAYBE EVEN PEOPLE WOULD NOT LOSE THEIR BUSINESS TO RIOTS????????? WOW THAT WOULD REALLY BE DOING YOUR JOB??????????

    1. You are so right. All this is due to the fact the there are no leaders in the Democrat cities only lifelong politicians out to fatten their pockets at the taxpayer’s expense. Crooked, spinless, worthless.

  3. Governor Evers and his administration have yet to recognize the real problem with the recent shootings. They want to blame the tool and not the person who was wielding the tool, perhaps they don’t know the difference.
    In every event that involves a shooting the primary driving force is the individual who is perpatrating the crime, yet so many want to blame the inanimate object. Perhaps, somewhere along the way in their education they failed to learn the difference. There are hundreds of different tools that criminals utilize to commit crimes but they don’t have the same shock effect as that of a gun, it is unfortunate that there is so much ignorance especially in the MSM!!! They don’t know the difference either!

    1. Well said ! How about raising of the perp ? Parents are as much at fault for this action as anyone ! I was raised with firearms and spent my life with them. Yes, I served my country also ! It’s not the firearms, it’s the person that pulls the trigger !

      1. Hi Jerry, I concur completely! I also served, (PROUDLY) in the Army (4years) and mostly in Germany. I would do it again, in a heartbeat!! We have too many “kids having kids”, and not teaching their kids, Mostly cuz they were not taught cuz it becomes a cycle that never ends! There are many things that are not carried on cuz they don’t know any better. I only wish that we were not in such a pandemic where common=sense is being ignored to such a degree that it is now totally out of control!! Values are sliding further down the slippery slope and we will lose the battle if someone doesn’t find a solution,KWIKLY!! I LOVE AMERICA, and am very worried that we are approaching our own demise! Teach the GOLDEN RULE, LIVE THE GOLDEN RULE, ENJOY HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL!!

  4. Must have been a white guy because the Democratic’s and the mainstream media aren’t covering the Story!! Damn hypocrites!!!!

  5. Wisconsin would benefit much if they had a new Governor. Evers is a joke. He is just another Democrat
    that in incompetent and incapable of running a state effectively. The state would benefit with a man like
    some of the strong Republican Governors in many of the states. Maybe it is time that these citizens of the
    Blue states give a Republican the opportunity to try to make their states better.

  6. The problem we have with all of these shootings and resulting deaths, Is that once the perp is caught tried and found guilty. They are then housed,fed,free medical,Tvs to watch. Everything is paid for by taxpayers. This needs to stop, once found guilty they should be put to death by any means available. Damn they’re feelings or that it may be painful for them. That was not they’re thoughts about the victims. Piss on all the bleeding hearts that say otherwise.

  7. Where’s the picture of the guy? He must be black because they aren’t showing it. Disgraceful and political. What’s happening to our country. Reverse racism happening after all that’s been done to stop it.

  8. Could this be another manufractured lame stream media event quick drawing before any facts are in? Don’t be surprised with their lame corrections.

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