LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WKBT) – The victim of a downtown La Crosse bar shooting is being identified as Anthony Fimple, 19. Fimple died after a Spring Grove man allegedly shot him inside Twisted Moose, also known as La Crosse Bierhaus, early Saturday morning.
Fimple was hosting the Twisted Moose Gate, a job he has held since he was 18, according to his father.
“Anthony was a kind and compassionate young man, saying that we are devastated by his passing does not seem enough,” Gus Fimple, his father, said in a statement.
Anthony Fimple regularly donated blood to the American Red Cross and would help neighbors with things around the house, according to his family. He worked summers on the Mayors team for WisCorps.
He was also about to leave his home for the U.S. Navy, following in his father’s footsteps. He signed up for the late entry and was sent to a training camp on August 26.
The family offers their sincere thanks to the first responders and the entire medical team at Gundersen Health System.
“It was clear almost from the beginning of this trial that Anthony would not survive his injuries, but the professionalism and dedication of all GHS staff ensured that Anthony will continue to have an impact on the lives of others as an organ donor,” he said. Gus Fimple said.
The family also thanks the La Crosse Police Department for their clear communication and prompt action during the test. They posted an officer with Anthony to the end.
“Anthony was one of the good guys, he was the best of us. Encourage your audience to take a moment to tell their families how much you love them and to always be friendly, ”said Gus Fimple.
According to the La Crosse Police Department, officers responded to the scene on S. 3rd St. at 12:47 am to find that a victim had been shot. He was the only victim at the scene.
Fimple was transported to a local hospital where he was on life support on Saturday.
The alleged shooter, Timothy N. Young, 31, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, initially fled the scene but was arrested shortly thereafter. He was arrested and charged with first degree manslaughter. He is being held without bail.
A GoFundMe created for the family to cover funeral expenses has raised more than $ 10,000 at 1:45 pm Sunday. Gus Fimple said they have heard about the fundraiser and are grateful for the support.
La Crosse Bierhaus said it would be closed for the rest of the weekend due to the shooting
This is active research. Anyone with information about this case should contact the La Crosse Police Department at 608-782-7575. Advice can be provided anonymously to crime detainers in the La Crosse area at 608-7849 TIPS (8477) or online at www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com. You can also download the Crime Stoppers “P3” application to send a suggestion via your phone.
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