BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) — A former employee of the Duck Creek restaurant connected to the Oneida Casino killed two workers at the restaurant Saturday, authorities say.
Monday morning, the Brown County Sheriff's Department released new information on Saturday's shooting at the Duck Creek Bar & Grill, found inside the Radisson Hotel at the Oneida Casino complex.
The Sheriff's Department said the former employee, identified as 62-year-old Bruce K. Pofahl, entered the restaurant, walked directly to the waiter station, and shot two restaurant employees at close range with a 9mm handgun. He then left the restaurant and shot another employee.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, law enforcement came into contact with Pofahl near the first-floor parking ramp on the east side of the Radisson Hotel complex. Three Green Bay Police Department officers fired their weapons, hitting Pofahl. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the shooting was a targeted attack, saying Pofahl entered the restaurant Saturday evening in search of another employee who was not working at the time.
The two victims killed have been identified as 35-year-old Jacob T. Bartel and 32-year-old Ian J. Simpson. The third person who was shot, but survived and was taken to the hospital, is 28-year-old Daniel L. Mulligan. He is in serious but stable condition at a hospital in Milwaukee. A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid in Mulligan's recovery.
An Oneida Nation official said he believes the suspect had been a food and beverage manager at the restaurant. The Sheriff's Department said Monday Pofahl had been terminated from his position and was forbidden from returning to the property.
Court documents show that earlier this year, a former co-worker filed a restraining order against Pofahl and said Pofahl threatened her. In the restraining order, a judge did not issue a firearms restriction.
The shooting remains under investigation.
As part of the healing process from this past weekend’s heartbreak, Oneida Nation will be holding a tobacco burning ceremony on Wed., May 5, at 9am, on the east side of the parking ramp at Main Casino.— Oneida Casino (@OneidaCasino) May 3, 2021
The complex will be smudged afterward.