Shooting Suspect Arrested

By: Stacy Eckes
By: Stacy Eckes

It started as a birthday party packed with up to 100 people, but then someone opened fire. Now, investigators are confident they have got their suspect.

Twenty-nine-year-old Khue Xiong was arrested Sunday night in Minnesota. Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch says he could face first-degree attempted homicide charges.

Investigators believe Xiong was at a birthday party on Highway 52, east of Wausau on Saturday night when a fight broke out. In response, he apparently fired a number of gunshots that left three people injured. Another group attacked a young man at the party, leaving him with a stab wound.

Meantime, two brothers facing charges in connection with the case appeared in court Monday. Seventeen-year-old Keng Vang is charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. Twenty-one-year-old Ki Vang is charged with disorderly conduct and substantial battery as a party to a gang crime.

District Attorney Jill Falstad says that Ki Vang has a past with this type of crime, connecting him with the gang shooting in Wausau last month. According to court documents, Ki Vang may have helped spark the fight at this weekend's shooting. He is being held on a $6,000 cash bond and a $9,000 signature bond.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a man investigators believe drove the alleged shooter to Minnesota. The person responsible for the stabbing is also still on the run.

Khue Vang is in jail in Minnesota. He will have to be extradited back to Marathon County to face charges.


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