Man charged for firing off ‘warning shot’ prior to shootings in Kenosha on August 25

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – A Racine man is facing a disorderly conduct charge for firing off a warning shot before the fatal shootings during the Kenosha unrest on August 25.

According to a criminal complaint, Joshua Ziminski is charged with disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon.

Court documents state authorities were able to identify Ziminski through several videos while investigating two homicides which occurred that night near 61st and Sheridan. The criminal complaint states Ziminski admitted to firing off a ‘warning shot’ into the air. He told investigators the gun he was using was later stolen from his home.

If convicted, Ziminski faces fines and up to 90 days in prison.

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