19-year-old shooting victim remembered as “the best of us”


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – The family of the person who was shot in a downtown bar remembers him “as one of the good guys.”

Anthony Fimple, 19, died Saturday after being shot while working at Twisted Moose.

A Spring Grove man, Timothy Young, is being detained for the shooting.

Gus Fimple, Anthony’s father, contacted WXOW to inform us of his son’s death and to share memories of him.

The following month, Anthony was leaving La Crosse to start his career in the US Navy like his father before him.

Before that, he was a regular blood donor at the American Red Cross. He was known throughout his neighborhood for helping people.

He also spent summers on the team of mayors working for WisCorps.

Anthony made a gift to the community. He will live off others as an organ donor.

In closing, his father said, “Anthony was one of the good guys, he was the best of us. Please encourage your audience to take a moment to tell your families how much you love them and to always be friendly.”

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