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Man pleads not guilty in fatal Wausau bar shooting

WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 31-year-old Wausau man pleaded not guilty Monday in the fatal shooting of another man outside a Wausau bar in January.

John Lewis was charged with 25 felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide, a felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute heroin and 14 counts of bail jumping. He has been jailed on a $1 million bond, online Marathon County court records said.

No trial date was immediately set after Lewis pleaded not guilty to all the charges, according to the Marathon County clerk of court's office.

Lewis was arrested several hours after the Jan. 3 shooting at Sidetracked Bar in what authorities said was a dispute about money.

KC Christopher Elliot, 27, was shot in the stomach and died several hours later after emergency surgery at Aspirus Hospital, authorities said.

According to the criminal complaint, Elliott, Lewis and others who knew them were all "drinking, shooting pool and talking" at the Sidetracked Bar but eventually Elliott and Lewis went outside and were "face to face arguin'" and physically fighting.

A witness told police that Lewis, nicknamed Little G, retrieved a gun from a car and shot Elliott in the stomach from about 3 feet away, the complaint said.

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