Formal charges filed against man accused in deadly Somers House Tavern shooting

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KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old man accused in a deadly shooting at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County. Three men were killed, three others were injured.

Rakayo Alandis Vinson, 24, has been charged with the following: 

  • First-degree intentional homicide (three counts) 
  • Attempted first-degree intentional homicide (three counts) 

Vinson was in court Wednesday. Watch his appearance live below.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, early Sunday, April 18, Vinson was involved in a fight with the three deceased victims at Somers House Tavern and was eventually removed by the tavern’s staff. Minutes later, Vinson returned and targeted the victims, allegedly shooting them and killing them.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Kevin Donaldson, 24-year-old Cedric Gaston, and 26-year-old Atkeem Stevenson -- all were residents of Kenosha.

Three other men were also hurt; two are from Wonder Lake, another from Kenosha. 

Police say Vinson left the scene and made his way to Racine County where he allegedly stole a car from someone he knew, eventually brought that car back and was arrested by Mount Pleasant police after they received a call about the stolen car. Vinson was eventually handed over to Kenosha County authorities.

Vinson’s cash bond is set at $4 million.

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