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UPDATE: Suspect held on $1M bond in Portage Co. fatal shooting

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Donald Brewer Donald Brewer

The suspect in a fatal shooting in Portage County has been ordered to be held on a $1 million bond.

He has been identified as Steven Breneman, 31, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

Authorities believe Breneman shot Donald Brewer, 45, on his porch in the town of Almond Saturday evening. They said the motive appears to be allegations of "marital infidelity."

The two got into a verbal altercation in front of Brewer's mobile home on 4th avenue and 4th street around 6:20 p.m. Saturday. 

In the prosecutor's statement, Breneman reached into his waist band to take out a gun and then fired twice at Brewer, striking him in the head.

Brewer's two sons, ages 14 and 12, witnessed the shooting, according to the release. They were able to identify the shooter.

The suspect left the scene but was later arrested, officials said.

Almond High School prom was temporarily suspended and everyone was moved to an off-site location while officials were looking for the alleged shooter Saturday.  Once the suspect was arrested, prom was allowed to continue, according to the sheriff's department. 

Neighbors told News 9 they were shocked over the news Sunday.

Breneman is set to appear in court again later this month. 

An autopsy was conducted on Brewer Monday as well.

Stay with News 9 for the latest on this developing story.

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