WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) The suspect in the early Sunday morning shooting at the Kelly Club bar in Weston has been identified as Sergio Retana, 30, of Weston, according to Everest Metro Police Chief Clay Schulz. On Monday Retana appeared in Marathon County Court where a cash bond was set at $500,000.
Schulz says officers responded to the bar located on the 4800 block of Ross Ave. at 12:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived they learned a man had been shot. The victim, who has not been identified was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. He remains hospitalized as of Monday morning.
Retana also had to be treated at the hospital according to Schulz. He says bar patrons acted quickly and were able to subdue and hold Retana until officers arrived and arrested him.
"The patrons in the bar did a remarkable job," praised Schulz. "There were a group of patrons that attended to the victim and then there was also a group that helped subdue the suspect until officers arrived."
Schulz suspects Retana was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
"This was just a very minimal disturbance and the gun was displayed and discharged quite quickly," Schulz added. "There was a lot of people inside the bar at the time of the shooting, it was a chaotic scene."
Recommendations of charges have been forwarded to the Marathon County District Attorney's Office. Police say Retana is a convicted felon that should have not had a gun in the first place. Bartenders tell police that Retana was not a continuous customer at the establishment.
The Everest Metro Police Department was assisted by the Marathon County Sheriff's Office, Wausau Police Department, Rothschild Police Department and the Department of Justice Crime Scene Response Unit.
Schulz says the DOJ assisted with the collection of bullet casings at the crime scene.