When it comes to a physical confrontation, it can be difficult for a person to determine the intentions of the other party or parties involved. This uncertainty could leave a person in fear for his or her safety, and if the subsequent actions leave another with serious injuries, it may also bring about allegations of violent crimes. A man has been taken into custody and is facing criminal charges after another person reportedly died from injuries he sustained during a recent altercation in Wisconsin.
Authorities assert they received reports of a physical altercation at around 5 p.m. on a recent Monday. While speaking with police, a witness reportedly claimed to have heard someone discharge a firearm. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg. Although he was transported to a medical facility for treatment, he was pronounced dead the following day.
Police claim that they located the other party involved in the incident and took him into custody. They also assert that the other man would have faced charges for substantial battery had he survived the incident. Authorities say that the evidence suggests that the suspect they took into custody didn’t intend to kill the other man, and he is reportedly facing charges for recklessly endangering safety.
Due to the severity of the penalties for a conviction for violent crimes, those who face similar charges may feel somewhat intimidated by the subsequent process. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can help a person in Wisconsin gain a better understanding of what to expect. An attorney can inform a client of the potential consequences he or she may face and provide advice on the best course of action to take during court proceedings.
Source: wiscnews.com, “Neighbor feud leads to fatal shooting, arrest at Portage apartment“, Jonathan Stefonek, May 8, 2018