Lime Kiln Road murder suspects held on $1 million cash bond; victim ID’d

The complaint says David Tatum admitted it was his gun but Atlas Watson pulled the trigger


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Two men suspected of being involved in a killing in Green Bay last week each had their bail set at one million dollars cash Monday.

David Tatum Jr., 21, and Atlas Watson, 21, are both charged as party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide for the death of Zachary Boose, also 21. Police say Boose moved to Green Bay from Detroit.

Police say Boose had an “ongoing dispute” with Tatum and Watson.

According to the criminal complaint, Boose was staying with Tatum and Tatum’s girlfriend on Lime Kiln Road. Boose was walking on the sidewalk on the 800-block when he was approached from behind and shot three times.

The complaint says Tatum, who is also from Detroit. showed up at the police station saying he wanted to talk to detectives about his “brother being shot.” Police initially thought he was a witness to the shooting but later determined he was a suspect.

Police and the SWAT team served a search warrant at an apartment on Humboldt Road and arrested Watson on a charge of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

The complaint says Tatum admitted his gun was used but Watson pulled the trigger.

“It’s good for the community to put some closure to this. It’s good for the victim’s family to bring closure to this, because we don’t want these cases to go unsolved. Because we’re going to work tirelessly, all hours of the day, so if this incident, if a similar incident were to occur in the future, people can expect the same response from the Green Bay Police Department,” Capt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Department, said.

Tatum and Watson will continue their initial hearings in Brown County court next week.