Weston bar shooting suspect charged with attempted homicide

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The 30-year-old man accused of shooting another man at a Weston bar shortly after midnight Sunday was formally charged Thursday with first degree attempted homicide.

Sergio Retana, of Weston, is in the Marathon County Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

Retana was arrested at the scene after allegedly firing his weapon several times and striking a victim inside the Kelly Club on the 4800 block of Ross Ave.

According to court documents Retana is seen on surveillance footage pushing two men who were at the bar, when another man tries to intervene and calm the situation. During the altercation another man came from around the corner of the bar and shoved Retana. Retana is then seen reaching toward his waistband, pulling out a gun and firing it multiple times. The man who shoved Retana was hit by at least one bullet and fell to the ground with severe injuries.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Almost immediately after the shots were fired several men grabbed Retana and brought him to the ground. The men struck Retana multiple times while they wrestled the gun away from him and kicked it underneath a nearby pool table.

"The patrons in the bar did a remarkable job," said Everest Metro Police Chief Clay 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," said Schulz.

Retana fired his weapon at least five times according to the owner of Kelly Club. A window was shattered, bullets got lodged into the wall and floor and a vehicle in the parking lot was struck with a bullet.

Retana was also charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of firearm while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a handgun where alcohol is consumed.

Retana is due back in court May 28 for a preliminary hearing.