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UPDATE: Warrant Canceled for Man Convicted of Fatally Shooting Friend

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 3:04 PM, Oct. 8, 2013

The bench warrant has been cancelled for a Wisconsin Rapids man convicted of accidentally shooting and killing his friend in December 2011.

According to online court records, the attorney for Tyler Enkro contacted the court Tuesday by telephone stating his client has previously scheduled to begin his jail sentence in December.

The bench warrant for Enkro was immediately quashed.

A judge ordered Enkro to begin his sentenced on November 20.

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UPDATE: Mon 3:39 PM, Oct. 7, 2013

A bench warrant has now been issued for a Wisconsin Rapids man accused of the accidental shooting death of his friend Nick Hoffmann, 31.

Investigators say Tyler Enkro had been drinking when he shot Hoffman on December 2011.

In May 2013, Enkro was sentenced to one year in jail and 10 years on probation.

Enkro had a hearing scheduled last Thursday in Wood County Court to make arrangements to begin the sentence, however online court records show he missed that hearing.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Mon 3:33 PM, May 13, 2013

A Wisconsin Rapids man convicted of accidentally shooting his friend in December of 2011 will spend one year in jail and 10 years on probation.

During a plea deal in March, Tyler Enkro, 23, pleaded no contest to one count of homicide by intoxicated use of firearm. As result a charge of homicide by firearm while intoxicated was dismissed.

According to a press release, the shooting happened just before 3 am on December 18, 2011 at a home on 22nd Street North in the Town of Grand Rapids.

When police arrived on scene, they found Nick Hoffmann, 31, with a gunshot wound to the neck. Hoffmann was airlifted to a Marshfield hospital where he later died.

Enkro was initially arrested for recklessly endangering safety. The charges were amended following Hoffmann's death.

The judge also ordered Enkro to do 100 hours of community service and visit Hoffmann's grave once a year on the anniversary of his death.

Hoffmann's mother spoke in support of Enkro, asking the judge not to send him to jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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