The Rhinelander Police Department has referred 23-year-old Marcus L. Alsteens, of Rhinelander, to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office on several charges related to a shooting that occurred at a Mason Street residence Monday night.
Alsteens is expected to make an initial appearance in court at 1:15 p.m. today. He is accused of shooting his uncle, Justin F. Alsteens, 49, who remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, according to the police department. Marcus Alsteens has been referred on possible charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide, attempted first degree reckless homicide, aggravated battery, first degree recklessly endangering safety, injury to another by negligent use of a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse.
Alsteens was taken into custody by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office Monday night on Wisconsin Highway 17 after he fled the scene at 645 Mason Street in Rhinelander. Officers responded to that address at approximately 7:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.
According to the police department, Justin Alsteens suffered a single gunshot to the stomach from a long gun. He was transported to Ministry St. Mary's Hospital and later airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. There were two other people in the house when the shooting took place, in addition to the victim and the suspect, and the 911 call came from inside the house.
Police have not indicated what led to the shooting.
Kyle Rogers may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC 232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361
Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121 Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce