By Shereen Siewert
Prosecutors this week filed charges against a Wausau man accused of firing an automatic pistol at two people nearly four years ago on Wausau’s near-west side.
Pierre L. Camacho, 42, now faces two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety in connection with the alleged shooting. A previously-filed warrant is in effect for Camacho, who did not show for an initial appearance set for June 17, 2020 in Marathon County Circuit Court.
Police say an investigation began in the early hours of July 8, 2016 when officers responded to a report of a shooting on East Thomas Street. The alleged victim told officers he had just left a house on South First Avenue with a friend when he was approached by a man who pointed a weapon and fired as they ran away.
A witness allegedly identified Camacho as the shooter in the incident.
Court records show Camacho was previously convicted of similar charges – second degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a firearm as a felon – in a 2006 incident, also in Marathon County. In 2010, he was sentenced to three years in prison on those charges, followed by five years extended supervision.
Camacho is not currently on active supervision, but would have been at the time of the alleged shooting.
Court records show Camacho is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 1996 of sexually assaulting a child and has multiple additional criminal convictions on his record.
According to the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Camacho is compliant with rules related to his sexual assault offenses.