Trial ordered for Wausau teen charged with attempted murder in Wisconsin Rapids shooting
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - A Wausau teen charged with shooting and injuring another man will head to trial.
Christopher Stevens, 17, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Investigators said it happened Aug. 6 in a hotel parking lot in Wisconsin Rapids.
According to court records, police were called to Motel 6 on Huntington Drive for a report of a physical altercation. They found a man face down on the ground bleeding from the head. Police determined the victim had been shot in the head. Doctors said the bullet entered the back of head and travel up and exiting the skin.
Stevens told police the victim pushed him and punched him in the face while they were in the hotel parking lot. Stevens said he pushed the victim away and picked up his gun. He said the victim tried to tackle him so Stevens punched him. Stevens said he may have hit the victim with his gun, but said it was not intentional and he was trying to protect himself.
According to the criminal complaint, surveillance video from the hotel shows both men involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot, ending with Stevens pointing a gun at the victim’s head. The video then shows both men falling to the ground. Stevens then got up and got in the rear driver’s seat of his vehicle. The vehicle is then seen driving away. The victim stayed on the ground for another minute and then slowly got up and went to his vehicle.
Stevens remains in custody on a $250,000 cash bond.
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