Man Arrested After Hitting Palace Bar Bouncer, Threatening To Shoot Him While Firing Gun In Alley


SUPERIOR, Wis. — A man was brought to jail after Superior Police say he shot a gun several times in an alley behind the Palace Bar on Tower Avenue.

The call about a man firing shots into the air came in after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.

When Superior police officers arrived on-scene, they found the suspect in the Cobblestone Hotel parking lot.

The 49-year-old man from Blaine, MN, was taken into custody. FOX21 cannot identify the suspect until he has been formally charged.

Officers learned that just before he started shooting, the suspect was kicked out of the Palace Bar by employees for his behavior, including striking a bouncer in the face and other disturbances.

Then, bar patrons called 911, saying they heard the suspect threatening that he was going to shoot the bouncer, followed by shots being fired.

Police found shell casings and a gun at the scene.

The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail and the department is recommending that he be charged with being armed while intoxicated, recklessly endangering safety, and disorderly conduct.

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