Stevens Point police have named the man they believe shot Horlick graduate Deonta Lezine Thursday and say he faces charges of first degree intentional attempted homicide.
Lezine is on life support after suffering multiple gunshots to the head.
Lezine, 21, was shot at one location and found blocks away on the campus of UW-Stevens Point, reports from the Stevens Point Journal read.
Police said during a press conference Friday that Lezine was shot and fled the scene, collapsing at the university’s Health Enhancement Center where he was found by a witness who called 911.
Since then, investigators have developed Kyle Engen, 30, as their prime suspect, an update at WAOW.com reads.
Engen is described as six feet tall and around 155 pounds; blonde hair, brown eyes and a “420” tattoo on his right arm. He is believed to be armed and driving a maroon or purple Lexus SUV.
While Engen’s whereabouts are unknown, SPPD is actively working with Dane County law enforcement and they ask that if anyone sees Engen to call 911. Online court records indicate Engen has previous felony convictions for marijuana possession and burglary.
The shooting is not connected to the school, and Lezine is not listed as a student there, the newspaper reported.
Lezine’s friends posted sympathy messages on social media thinking he’d died, but his family let everyone know that he is critical but clinging to life and thanking friends for their prayers.
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