Ashwaubenon homicide victim identified

Ashwaubenon Public Safety says it’s working on “active leads”
People who said they were relatives of the man placed balloons and candles outside the complex
Published: Mar. 2, 2023 at 5:52 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2023 at 3:07 PM CST
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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - The man who was found dead with a gunshot wound inside an Ashwaubenon apartment complex Wednesday night was 23-year-old Braxton Phillips, who was from Hobart.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety released the victim’s identity Friday but little else as they investigate his death as a homicide.

Investigators say there is not a danger to the public even though no arrests have been made.

“The investigation is still very active,” a statement read.

Deputy Chief Nick Kozloski said, “We hope to be able to release more information next week as our investigators continue to work on active leads. "


ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - Ashwaubenon Public Safety says it’s investigating the death of a Green Bay-area man as a homicide.

Officials say they found a 23-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound inside the Creekwood Apartments, on the 2800-block of Viking Drive, after 9:30 Wednesday night. The man’s name has not been made public.

No arrests have been made.

We spoke to one neighbor who said officers knocked on his door while his wife was home, asking if they heard or saw anything.

Thursday we saw people who say they’re the victim’s family members putting out balloons and lighting candles. They didn’t want to be identified, but they told us they hope to keep his memory alive.

“He was a good kid. Very happy. He enjoyed life.”

“It’s still hard to see a 23-year-old man, has his whole life in front of him and it get taken away,” one said.

Neighbors are on their toes, telling Action 2 News they’re nervous after the homicide.

“I can’t be here, and my wife calls me -- this is the third time she’s called me for something kind of like this, and I don’t feel safe with her here.” Logan Enzer said.

“You never know who’s going to come by through here. I’ve seen some strange people go through here at night, especially having a Ring camera and stuff, especially seeing notifications at midnight,” Salvador Arriaga said.

In a statement late Thursday afternoon, Ashwaubenon Public Safety Deputy Chief Nick Kozloski wrote, “We are working diligently on the homicide case that was initially reported to you early this morning. Active leads are being worked on that are currently preventing us from being able to release further information at this point.”

Investigators don’t think the public is in danger. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Ashwaubenon Public Safety.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety was called to an apartment building on Viking Drive Wednesday night