Man shot, killed in Green Bay

GREEN BAY – A 32-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Green Bay overnight. Police are still looking for the suspect.

Lt. Jeff Brester of the Green Bay Police Dept. speaks at a news conference April 16, 2014, regarding an overnight shooting.
Lt. Jeff Brester of the Green Bay Police Dept. speaks at a news conference April 16, 2014, regarding an overnight shooting. (WLUK/Laura Smith)

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Stuart Street around 11 p.m. Tuesday after someone reported hearing gunshots. Around the same time, police learned a man with gunshot wounds had arrived at a nearby hospital.

Investigators stayed on the scene Wednesday morning, collecting evidence. Those who live on the street expressed concern.

“I come outside this morning and all of a sudden I’m like wait a minute,” said Paul Pamperin.

Pamperin found crime scene tape attached to his porch.

It stretched around most of the block after the late night shooting, which Pamperin says he heard.

“I was sitting in my house and I thought I heard what sounded like a huge bang. It sounded like a gunshot,” said Pamperin.

The victim, 32-year-old Steven Sims, died from his injuries Wednesday.

Investigators still don’t know who pulled the trigger. But police believe Sims was targeted and say the public is not in danger.

“We don’t know exactly why it was targeted, other than through our interviews. It wasn’t a random attack like you would see in larger cities,” said Green Bay Police Lt. Jeff Brester.

Officers focused a lot of their attention one particular house. It is unknown if Sims lived there. Police say he recently moved to the area from Kenosha. Investigators believe Sims and his shooter knew each other, but police need more information to pinpoint a suspect.

“They weren’t necessarily strangers from the information we have. However I don’t want to speculate, we’re still tracking down witnesses,” Brester said.

As officers worked the crime scene, Pamperin told us neighbors are nervous.

“Like everybody came outside last night, and they didn’t say anything right away. They just came out like this morning and were like go back inside your home. I’m like it’s 7:00 in the morning. You’re telling me you’re still looking for someone?” said Pamperin.

Other neighbors we spoke with say the incident is especially alarming because this neighborhood is generally quiet.

“This is the first time I’ve seen this happen here in this block,” said Alejandro Baez.

Baez said the fatal shooting just a few doors down left him rattled.

“Not very safe, not very safe. Those places around here, they’re rental houses and you don’t know who comes and who leaves,” Baez said.

Investigators say they have not determined a motive.

Police also have not found a gun that may have been used in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Green Bay police at (920) 448-3200. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers by calling (920) 432-7867, online or by sending a text message with the keyword GBTIP to 274637.

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