(L) Lincoln Mitchell, (R) Daniel Burkhardt
Charges are expected to be filed against two young men in separate shooting incidents that occurred this week in Wausau.
Lincoln Mitchell, 20, is charged with battery in what's being called a domestic incident after police say he shot a 23-year-old man in the leg with pellet gun. It happened inside a home on Jackson Street just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim was able to call 911 and was not seriously injured. Mitchell is free on a $1,000 signature bond.
Criminal charges could also be filed against a man police say accidentally shot a customer with a BB gun dining outside a Wausau restaurant around 9:30 Wednesday night. The stray BB left a welt on the 43-year-old, but did not cause serious injury. An observant employee is credited with identifying Daniel Burkhardt, 23, as the suspect. Police say the employee witness noticed Burkhardt's apartment window immediately close after the incident.
Officers went across the street to Burkhardt's apartment. They say he did not initially open the door so a warrant was obtained. Officers surrounded the apartment and Burkhardt opened the door. He admitted to officers he had just purchased the CO2 gun and was shooting signs.
No charges have yet been filed. The Marathon County Jail says he is not in custody at this time.
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