The man accused of fatally shooting a bar employee in downtown La Crosse on June 27 appeared in intake court Monday afternoon.
Timothy Young of Spring Grove, Minn. is charged with First-Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Anthony Fimple.
“The strength of the State’s case is strong,” said Emily Ruud, La Crosse County Assistant District Attorney. “There are several eyewitnesses that identify Mr. Young as the shooter in this case, as well as surveillance video of the crime in which the defendant can clearly be identified.”
During Young’s court appearance bond was set.
“I am satisfied that a significant cash bond is appropriate to protect the public,” said Judge Ramona A. Gonzalez of the La Crosse County Circuit Court. “The court will set cash in the amount of 1 million dollars as requested.”
If bond is posted, Young will be on house arrest and is to have no contact with the victim’s family.
The La Crosse Police Department says the incident unfolded early Saturday morning around 12:47 a.m.
“Officers responded down to the Twisted Moose for a possible shots fired call and when they arrived on scene discovered that one male party had been shot,” said Lt. Avrie Schott of the La Crosse Police Department.
According to police officers, it was in the entry of the Twisted Moose, also known at the La Crosse Bierhaus, where witnesses say Timothy Young shot 19-year-old bouncer Anthony Fimple.
“Mr. Young had been in the Twisted Moose earlier in the evening, had left, and then returned to the Twisted Moose and was denied entry,” Schott said. “He left and came back and the incident took place where he shot Mr. Fimple.”
According to the criminal complaint, officers found Fimple bleeding from his head at the scene.
He died at the hospital Saturday.
The complaint also notes this is not the first time the bar has had issues with Young.
“Mr. Young has had some incidents in the downtown area and we are looking into those incidents,” Schott added.
The La Crosse Police Department says it has seen an uptick in gun-related calls this year.
“Remain vigilant of your surroundings,” said Schott. “If you see something, say something–call us, we will take a look at whatever it might be and we will work with you.”
Young is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on July 14 at 11 a.m.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to reach out to the police department as the investigation is ongoing.