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UPDATE: Wausau shooting suspect will go to trial

A Wausau man accused in a shooting this month will go to trial.

According to court documents, a judge decided Ka Yeng Xiong would face a trial during his court appearance on Wednesday. Xiong's next court date is set for September.


A Wausau man accused in a shooting this past weekend has now been charged.

Ka Yeng Xiong, 29, faces multiple charges including two counts of first degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety.

Xiong was arrested after authorities say he was involved in a shooting on Pardee Street, just west of Marathon Park, around 3:00 a.m. Sunday. Wausau police say Xiong shot at a car multiple times, injuring one of the passengers.

Xiong is being held on a $250,000 cash bond. He's due back in court next week.


Police arrested Ka Yeng Xiong, 29, on Sunday. Authorities said they plan to recommend charges of attempted homicide and recklessly endangering safety.

One day after a shooting on Wausau's west side, the scene is clear -- but neighbors are still shaken up.

"The SWAT guy finally came out of the house and said, 'All clear.' It was just like a deep breath of [sigh]. It's over," said Angela Truman, who live nearby.

Wausau police said Xiong was involved in a shooting on Pardee Street -- just west of Marathon Park -- around three on Sunday morning.

"Mr. Xiong was standing in front of his home shooting at the vehicle as it was passing by," said Wausau Police Department Deputy Chief Bryan Hilts.

Authorities tracked down the car that was shot at after the driver left the scene. They said the suspect hit it multiple times -- breaking the windows and damaging two tires. One person who was in the car suffered minor injuries.

Two homes and one other car were also hit.

Neighbors said squad cars filled the street on Sunday as the Marathon County SWAT team and other officers worked on the investigation.

"Everything was blocked off and they wouldn't let anybody in or out of their homes and it felt like a ghost town here, just the waiting and waiting and waiting," said Truman.

Around noon Sunday, officers arrested Xiong and took evidence from his home. But they did not say what they found. Authorities said they did not find the gun that was used. Neighbors said they're worried for their safety.

"It may not be the same people that come back and start something but you're still at that same risk," said Truman.

Investigators are not sure of a motive. But they said a fight started near the Paradox Bar early Sunday morning and that led up to the shooting.

"Whenever we have a shooting incident, it obviously causes great concern because of the potential for loss of life and significant injury," said Hilts. "Especially a shooting situation like this one that's out in a public area where people that are uninvolved in the conflict are certainly in danger."

Xiong is currently in the Marathon County jail. He's expected to make his first appearance in court on Tuesday. Wausau police are still investigating this case.


Police say they have arrested the suspect in an early morning shooting in Wausau.


Police say at least one person was injured in a shooting in Wausau.

According to a Wausau Police Lt. someone fired a gun at a car in the 1700 block of Pardee street, that's near Marathon Park.

Little information is being released at this time, but a neighbor tells Newsline 9 she heard shots fired around 3 a.m. Sunday

Police say more information will be released Monday morning.

Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for the latest on this developing story.

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