By Shereen Siewert
A 61-year-old man is hospitalized after being shot overnight, allegedly by a former girlfriend’s son.
Police were called at 3:18 a.m. Aug. 27 to a home in the 600 block of Spring Street in Wausau for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is reportedly in stable condition Thursday.
Andrew Falkowski, 21, is in custody and will face attempted first-degree homicide charges in connection with the shooting, police said.
According to a Wausau Police Department news release, the victim was visiting a former girlfriend at another home on Wausau’s northeast side where the alleged shooter was also living. The victim left the home on foot to avoid a confrontation with Falkowski.
But Falkowski left the home and tried to find the alleged victim, police said.
As the alleged victim was walking south on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of North 6th Street, Falkowski drove by the victim and fired off one shot, police said. Falkowski then allegedly turned his vehicle around and fired at the victim several more times, striking him once in the torso.
The alleged victim went to the closest home, where an occupant dialed 911.
Falkowski was taken into custody at about 10 a.m. at at a Summit Lake home in the 9500 block of County Road B in the town of Upham and transported to the Marathon County Jail.
A probable cause hearing is expected to be held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 in Marathon County Circuit Court.
Wausau Police are thanking the Marathon County and Langlad County Sheriff’s Departments for assisting in the case.