Potawatomi shooting suspect has long criminal history

CREATED Jun 17, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned that Milwaukee Police arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene of the shooting at Potawatomi Casino in the Menomonee Valley.

His arrest for recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon this weekend is not the first time he's been in trouble.

Court records show he's been found guilty of exposing his genitals to a child, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and resisting an officer.

Witnesses TODAY'S TMJ4's Yona Gavino spokes with say the woman who was shot appeared to be an innocent bystander.

She was shot in the leg.

Video taken by a woman hiding in the kitchen of the casino revealed the scene as it happened.

"Two men had gotten into an altercation," said Gabriella, a witness who said she was still too upset to talk on camera.

The people who were inside the casino hope the shooting forces management to review its security policies.

"I mean, they were right next to us, as close to you and me are standing right now...I was appalled.  There's a shooting going on.  There are shots fired and there's an exit behind me and they're telling me I can't leave?  That was a scary moment," said Gabriella.

She said the incident wouldn't stop her from going back to the casino.