Somers House suspect dropped wallet at scene of deadly tavern shooting

NOW: Somers House suspect dropped wallet at scene of deadly tavern shooting

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The suspect in the deadly Somers House tavern shooting will make his second court appearance on Wednesday.

It comes as investigators continue to piece together what happened overnight Sunday, April 18.

During his first court appearance on Monday, April 19, authorities said Rakayo Vinson hopped a fence and left his wallet behind at the scene.

They say materials belonging to Vinson were found inside.

Part of his capture also has to do with stolen property.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said they found Vinson after he took a car from people he knew in Racine.

The 24-year-old is currently being held on a $4 million dollar bond in the Kenosha County jail.

He faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide, with more charges pending.

Authorities say he was tossed out after a fight, then came back and fired the deadly shots.

Loved ones of the three victims say they were the best of friends.

Three other men were also hurt.

Sheriff Beth said that it was after Vinson returned the stolen car when those people called Mt. Pleasant police on him.

That ultimately led to him being arrested and charged in the tavern shooting.

“So they went and picked him up and when they identified him they called down here by us and said are you looking for a person that resembles this person, and we said, ‘yes, we’d love to talk to him.’ And now we’re pieces those pieces together," said Beth.

Vinson has been in court before.

In 2018, he was found guilty on a criminal misdemeanor charge in Racine County for carrying a concealed weapon.


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