WESTON - Weï¿½re learning more about a shooting in Weston Saturday night that left a 20-year-old woman dead.
Everest Metro Police have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Richi Vue from St. Paul, Minnesota.
He was in court this morning. The criminal complaint is full of disturbing details including stolen guns, a stolen car, and crystal meth.
Ultimately it ends with Lee Xiong being shot to death in her own bedroom, by her boyfriend.
"It was reported that they were boyfriend, girlfriend, and that they had been dating for several months," says Captain Clay Schultz, from the Everest Metro Police Department.
Lee Xiong lived in the Aspen Apartment complex with her mother and siblings. The only witness and Vue himself admitted the three of them smoked meth before Xiong was shot.
"We do know there was some sort of argument prior to the shot being fired," says Schultz.
The witness is a 14-year-old girl who was staying with Xiong's family. She and Vue told police the argument was over a drug deal that went bad earlier in the day.
"She was present in the apartment complex when the incident occurred. She was the one who called law enforcement. So she pas paramount into getting initial information," says Schultz.
Vue says he got mad and pulled the gun on Xiong, but it went off accidentally when she tried to swat it away.
He fled from the apartment and was caught about five and a half hours later near Abbottsford. When police arrested him they found two handguns near the stolen Ford truck he crashed, before hiding in the woods.
"We're still looking at doing some tracing on the weapons and where they came from. Those background investigations will happen relatively soon," says Schultz.
Vue said the guns and the truck came from a Wausau man shot dead by Eau Claire police last week. That man was linked to a string of gun store burglaries in Marathon and Lincoln Counties.
As for the victim, police are still working on finding out more about the 20-year-old woman who died at the hands of her own boyfriend.
"We are still looking at getting more background information on her from the family with the assistance of an interpreter," says Schultz.
Vue faces five felony charges including first degree murder. He's being held on $1 million cash bond, and will have a preliminary hearing October 25th at 11 o'clock.
EAGLE RIVER - Soccer players may need to wait for the snow on their fields to melt. But they know cabin fever is starting to set in, and it's the perfect time to capitalize on it.
The 7th annual Cabin Fever Indoor Soccer Tournament kicked off today at Northland Pines High School. The event raises money for the school’s boy's and girl's soccer teams.
"This was an opportunity to have an indoor soccer program so the kids can do something in the winter," says tournament director Steve Gilbert. "There was a need for a fundraiser so we thought why not have a tournament. There are other tournaments in the region, why not have one here with this tremendous facility that we have here at Pines."
Nearly 100 5th through 8th graders played in the co-ed soccer matches. Their participation makes it possible for the team to buy new equipment.
"It allows us to buy things that maybe the school can't afford to buy for them, so different types of warm-ups, equipment out on the field," says Gilbert. "One time we bought a camera for them so we could film their games. So it's going to good causes."
RHINELANDER - Wisconsin’s attorney general enforces and defends laws made by the state, but one of Wisconsin’s candidates for the position believes his opponents will only pick and choose.
Right now Republican Candidate Brad Schimel, Waukesha County district attorney, faces three Democrats, Rep. Jon Richards, Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne. Richards represents a portion of Milwaukee in the State Assymbly. Happ is the Jefferson County District Attorney. Ozanne is the Dane County District Attorney.
Schimel says some of his opponents, especially Richard will only enforce laws they agree with.
"That's problematic and I believe that's not what the attorney general should be doing, that's a crusade, that's a policy maker," Schimel said. "If Rep. Richards wants to do that then he should stay in the legislature."
Richards has been in the Legislature since 1998.
Newswatch 12 asked him Friday if he would pick and choose laws to enforce.
He said he’d look at the constitution to determine how he would enforce laws in Wisconsin.
"I can grantee you there are plenty of laws that I voted against that I will end up enforcing and making sure that we implement," Richards said, "And there are some laws that I think clearly violate the U-S constitution or the state constitution and we'll be taking a hard look at those."
Democratic candidates Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne were not available before running this story.
Richards was touring the Northwoods Friday talking to media and district attorneys in the area.
The Democratic primary is set for August 12th. Election day is Nov. 4, 2014.
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