Somers man being held in shooting incident
A Somers man is being held in the Kenosha County Jail after being arrested in relation to a shooting incident Monday evening.
David Minnick, 43, of Somers allegedly fired shots into a home in the 600 block of 14th Place, Somers.
Deputies responded to a report an armed gunman firing shots into a residence in Somers, a Sheriff’s Department news release said. An occupant of the residence had been grazed by one of the bullets. Upon their arrival sheriff’s deputies discovered that the shooter, identified as Minnick (43), had retreated to his own residence across the street in the 500 block of 14th Place.
Deputies report that the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute between Minnick and his wife. Fearing for her safety, Minnick’s wife fled to her parent’s residence across the street seeking help. Minnick allegedly pursued her armed with a rifle, reportedly firing shots as he followed. Minnick then allegedly attempted to break into his in-law’s residence by shattering the door window. Minnick allegedly fired his rifle into the residence, with bullet grazing his father-in-law. Minnick then tried to gain entry at the back door of the residence, but was unsuccessful. He reportedly fired into the residence again from the back door.
Minnick then returned to his residence and locked himself inside. The Sheriff’s Tactical Response Team responded to scene and began attempts at negotiating Minnick out of the residence. After hours of negotiations, communications broke down. With the help of technological devices, critical intelligence became available. An opportunity of advantage presented itself to the team. The tactical team made a dynamic entry to the residence and was able to take Minnick into custody, the news release said.
Minnick was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor cuts he sustained while trying to force entry to his in-laws residence. The father-in-law was also treated and released from a local hospital for a grazing wound.
Minnick remains in custody. He is currently being held on three felony counts of recklessly endangering safety. However, this case is remains under investigation, the news release said. The district attorney is still reviewing reports and evidence. Final charges are pending the outcome of the review.