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Potawatomi shooting suspect to be released from custody

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Potawatomi shooting suspect to be released from custody

CREATED Jun. 17, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 19, 2013

MILWAUKEE - TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned that the 27-year-old man arrested at the scene of the weekend shooting at Potawatomi Casino is set to be released from custody.

He was scheduled to spend Wednesday night in jail before a Thursday release.

A woman was wounded before other people wrestled the suspect to the ground.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office said they are still investigating, and they still could file charges.

The man's arrest for recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon is not the first time he's been in trouble.

Court records show he's been found guilty of exposing his genitals to a child, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and resisting an officer.

Witnesses TODAY'S TMJ4's Yona Gavino spoke with say the woman who was shot appeared to be an innocent bystander.

She was shot in the leg.

Video taken by a woman hiding in the kitchen of the casino revealed the scene as it happened.

"Two men had gotten into an altercation," said Gabriella, a witness who said she was still too upset to talk on camera.

The people who were inside the casino hope the shooting forces management to review its security policies.

"I mean, they were right next to us, as close to you and me are standing right now...I was appalled.  There's a shooting going on.  There are shots fired and there's an exit behind me and they're telling me I can't leave?  That was a scary moment," said Gabriella.

She said the incident wouldn't stop her from going back to the casino.

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