Kenosha PD: Late-night road rage incident leads to shot fired

Kenosha police are piecing together a late-night road rage incident on the city's north side on Monday, Oct. 12. Officials say a 63-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Officials indicated in a news release that shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, Kenosha police responded to the area of Sheridan Road and 7th Avenue for a reported incident that involved an intentional crash and a shot being fired.

"I was behind the bar just working," said Allyx Schmidkonz.

Schmidkonz was working at La Fogata when two cars crashed outside of the restaurant.

La Fogata, Kenosha

"There must have been an altercation that happened like further downtown that came around this way," Schmidkonz said.

Schmidkonz said after the collision, one driver fired a gun.

"After he shot, he fled the scene," Schmidkonz said.

Allyx Schmidkonz

Officers say they immediately focused on locating the suspect vehicle -- which was found shortly after 10 p.m. in the City of Kenosha.

The news release said information was developed that the suspect in this incident was a 63-year-old Kenosha resident. The suspect was believed to be inside the home where the suspect vehicle was located. However, attempts made by police to speak to the suspect were unsuccessful.

Kenosha Police Department

Kenosha Police Department

Kenosha County’s Tactical Response Team responded to the scene. After approximately three hours of negotiation, the suspect exited the home and was taken into custody.

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"You don't know what people have on their person. You don't know who people are," Schmidkonz said. "Just be safe. Be aware of your surroundings."

Charges against the suspect will be referred to the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office. Those charges include but are not limited to 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. 

No one was injured as a result of the crash or subsequent shooting, officials said.

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