La Crosse Bierhaus accused shooter had prior incident at bar two weeks ago, criminal complaint says
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – According to the criminal complaint released Monday, 31-year-old Timothy Young, accused of first-degree intentional homicide against Anthony Fimple, was seen several times at the La Crosse Bierhaus before Saturday morning’s fatal shooting.
Fimple was 19 years old.
“(Young) had left, had come back to the Twisted Moose and was denied entrance,” La Crosse Police Department Lt. Avrie Schott said.
Witnesses say Young left the bar at around 9:30 and came back about 12:30 that morning.
After being told he couldn’t go in, Young showed up again 15 minutes later, this time with a gun, shooting door host Fimple once. He was bleeding from his head.
Fimple was pronounced dead just before 9 o’clock the same day.
“An incident such as this in our community can really impact everybody,” Schott said.
One witness in the complaint says Young had been acting “weird” and “creepy” the past several weeks inside the bar, and also made comments about killing people and making gestures using his finger like a gun.
The bar’s manager says Young was kicked out of Twisted Moose two weeks ago after spitting on someone and saying “I have COVID.”
After the shooting, eyewitnesses say Young drove away in a black Chrysler 300. La Crosse Police followed his car into the Walmart parking lot in Onalaska shortly after 1 a.m.
“So Mr. Young was apprehended a short time later in the city of Onalaska, and was arrested for first-degree intentional homicide,” Schott said.
During his arrest, Young shouted, “I don’t care, was worth it.”
Young made a court appearance by video conference in front of Judge Ramona Gonzalez Monday.
He is being held on a $1 million cash bond.
If you have any information about the shooting, you’re asked to contact the La Crosse Police Department at (608)-789-7200.
You can also remain anonymous by calling La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at (608)-784-TIPS. (8477).
The full criminal complaint can be found in the PDF file link below.