MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man who is accused of opening fire on a crowd of people with an assault rifle appeared in court today.
41-year-old Shawn Bridges was in court on Friday morning for a preliminary hearing.
Prosecutors say Bridges was drunk when he used an assault rifle to shoot at a group of 10 people near 29th and Atkinson on February 28th.
Two people were wounded and Bridges was arrested by two police officers who witnessed the incident.
Court records indicate Bridges has an extensive criminal record and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn used the shooting as an example to why there should be stricter gun laws.
During the hearing, a judge determined there was probable cause to send the case to trial. Bridges remains behind bars on a $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on March 20th.