October 20, 2014

Suspect in custody for Weston homicide

Richie Vue PHOTO: Marathon Co. Sheriff

A Minnesota man has been identified as the suspect, as police released more information into a weekend shooting that left a Weston woman dead. Everest Metro Police are referring charges of homicide, felon in possession, carrying a concealed weapon, operating a vehicle without consent, and receiving stolen property, against 21 year-old Richie Vue of Saint Paul. Vue was captured about 6 hours after the call first went out that shots had been fired in a Weston apartment complex.

Officers were called around 8 p.m. Saturday to the 5100 block of Aspen Street. When they arrived, they found 20-year-old Lee Xiong dead in the apartment. Everest Metro captain Clay Schultz said they can’t call this case a domestic violence incident. “That requires official things in place, but we can say that this was a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship”

The attack came in a family apartment, and there was a 14 year-old female witness, inside the apartment at the time, made the initial calls to police. Xiong died of a single gunshot wound. An autopsy was performed Sunday in Madison, but final results will take several weeks.

Vue fled the scene and headed to Clark County, where deputies found him on a dead-end road and arrested him without incident. Vue had two handguns with him at the time of his arrest, and was driving a truck stolen from a Wausau car dealership last month.

WSAU