GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay police have arrested two people after a murder on the city’s east side.
Earlier, police said that they had two people of interest in custody, but they are now saying the two people are under arrest for the homicide. The suspects’ names and photos haven’t been released yet “since the investigation is ongoing,” police said.
Both of the suspects are in their 20’s. One is from Green Bay, and the other is from out-of-state. Officers found one of the suspects after they served a search warrant at a home off Humboldt Road.
Police say they will identify the suspects and release more details during a news conference on Monday. They’re confident there are no other suspects.
“I am very proud of the work our patrol officers and detectives did in taking these suspects into custody within 12 hours of the crime,” Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith said. “Again, the message is clear- if you commit a crime like this in Green Bay, you will be identified, caught, and be held accountable.”
Police Capt. Kevin Warych tells Action 2 News they believe all the people involved knew each other and this wasn’t a random act; they don’t believe there’s a danger to the community.
Police were called about a report of gunshots on the 800-block of Lime Kiln Road just after 10 o’clock Thursday night.
They found an injured male in his 20’s. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. He will not be identified until family is notified. Police believe he is from Michigan.
The weapon involved has been recovered and has been sent to a crime lab for testing.
Police had crime tape around an apartment building near August Street, and were inspecting cars and the exterior of the building with flashlights and a metal detector.
Warych says the two people were taken into custody throughout the night.
Police are asking anyone who might have information that could help the case to call the police department, (920) 448-3208, or submit the information anonymously to CrimeStoppers, (920) 432-7867 or www.432stop.com.