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Omro shooting suspect arrested in Oshkosh

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:50 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 6:53 PM CST
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OMRO, Wis. (WBAY) - A man suspected of firing several shots at a vehicle in Omro late Tuesday night was arrested in Oshkosh late Wednesday morning.

Omro officers were called about shots fired on Billie Jo Court just before 11 P.M. and found a vehicle with several gun shots through the windshield. Officers say they identified a suspect.

At 12:30 in the morning, an Oshkosh police officer located the suspect, a 34-year-old Omro man, in a car on N. Westhaven Dr. When the officer approached him, the man ran off. The officer saw a gun in the man’s hand. A perimeter was set up, but police didn’t find him using the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 or the Omro Police Department’s drone.

At 9 A.M., Oshkosh detectives determined the suspect was at a home on the 1100-block of Cumberland Trail. Oshkosh’s SWAT team and a crisis negotiation team was brought in. Neighbors were warned to shelter in place because the man was believed to have a gun. The man came out and was taken into custody.

Oshkosh police expect the man will be charged for resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and bail jumping, in addition to charges he may face for the crimes in Omro.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the Omro Police Department posted on Facebook it was looking for Carl Hohenstein Jr., who might have information that would help investigators. Authorities have not confirmed Hohenstein is the person they arrested in Oshkosh.

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