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Kyle Engen - Deonta Lezine Shooting SuspectKyle Engen, a man suspected of shooting Horlick graduate Deonta Lezine to death in March, was apprehended in Colorado, according to a report by Stevens Point television station WKOW.

Deonta Lezine died March 25 after being shot multiple times in Stevens Point.

Engen, who is expected to be brought back to Wisconsin, faces charges by the Portage County District Attorney’s Office of attempted first degree homicide, but those charges will most likely be upgraded to first degree intentional homicide which carries a mandatory life sentence.

Lezine had been on life support since being shot in the head March 17 in location but found blocks away on the campus of UW-Stevens Point.

Stevens Point police during a March 18 press conference that Lezine was shot during what they say was a drug deal gone bad. A second victim was found in Racine at Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s around 4:30 a.m. March 18with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.