Superior Shooting Victim Speaks About Brother’s Murder
Shooting Happened Early New Year's Day Behind Third Base Bar
SUPERIOR, Wis. – New details were emerging Wednesday involving Superior’s first murder of 2017, which happened behind Third Base Bar during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
Superior investigators say they now have identified two suspects they believe are involved in the shooting death of 21-year-old, Kyle Androsky and the shooting of his 27-year-old brother, David Androsky.
But those investigators say there’s simply not enough evidence right now to charge the suspects in the crime, including 24-year-old Jamar Smith, who was charged in Douglas County Court in January for being a felon in possession of a firearm outside Third Base Bar the night of the murder.
Witnesses and a walk-through earlier in the night by a Superior police officer, recording video of his body camera, sealed the deal for the firearm charge, according to officials.
Meanwhile, David Androsky is speaking out for the first time to FOX 21’s Dan Hanger about his scare with death, all while remembering and honoring the life of his brother.
“We were leaving, and I had seen my brother outside, he was protecting my sister. I got out of the truck to protect him, and the next thing you know, I’m sitting in the bathroom, shot, David said.
David was rushed to a Duluth hospital not knowing his best friend and brother, Kyle, was behind Third Base Bar dead from a gunshot wound.
“I was devastated,” David said. “It could have been me, too. So, it’s just really hard to think about.”
Two months after this senseless crime rattled Superior, David – a single parent of 3-year-old twins and a 7-year-old boy, is trying to heal physically and mentally.
“Kyle had a huge heart. He cared for everything and everybody — always thinking of someone else first,” David explained.
David and his parents describe Kyle as a 21-year-old who loved the outdoors, especially ice racing with his brother and nephew.
“Kyle, my little brother, he always wanted to race, too. So then he ended up getting a 4-wheeler,” David said. “I kind of got it into his blood, and then he ended up getting one.”
“He didn’t like to dwell on the past — absolutely not,” Said Kyle’s father, David, Sr. “Like I say, he was turning into a very fine young man.”
“He enjoyed himself all the time, and even if he had a bad day, he always had a smile on his face,” said Terri Moore, David and Kyle’s mother.
While the Androsky family prays for justice to be served, these lifelong Superior residents are realizing even more just how quickly life can change forever – and sometimes in the hands of evil.
“We have gotten a life sentence too,” Terri said. “We hope that justice will be served.
“You just gotta be thankful for what you got because you could be — somebody could be gone in.”
“I’m thankful I didn’t leave my kids behind — that’s for sure. I really wish Kyle didn’t have to lose his life over it,” David said.
A “David Androsky Benefit” is this Saturday, March 4, at Parkland Town Hall in South Range.
David cannot work his construction job right now. He is a single dad with three young children.
Money raised will go to him and his kids, and medical bills.
Meanwhile, Superior police said Wednesday there are people out there right now who were at Third Base Bar the night of the shooting who have information that could help lead to a killer or killers getting charged for the crime.
Superior Police Capt. Thomas Champaigne is urging businesses to install security cameras and decent lighting around their properties.
Champaigne believes the Androsky murder case would be solved right now if the alley behind Third Base Bar would have been lit better and had security cameras recording.