Fatal shooting at bar in Oneida


By Travis Cottrell - Kalihwisaks

What started as a typical Friday night at the bars located in downtown Oneida ended in tragedy.  An early morning bar fight escalated into the shooting death of a young Oneida man.

"On August 10, 2013, at 1:57 am, the Oneida Police Department and the Outagamie County Sheriff's Department responded to W140 W. Service Road, Oneida for a report of gunshots and a male lying on the ground," said Oneida Police Chief Richard Van Boxtel during a press conference.

Upon arrival at the address, identified as Benderz Bar in Oneida, responders found a 24-year-old male who had been shot.  The victim was identified as Kamewan Salzman, who was immediately transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay where he passed away due to his injuries.

"18-year-old Alejandro Silva was quickly identified as the suspect, was arrested, and booked into the Outagamie County Jail for First Degree Intentional Homicide," Van Boxtel stated.

In addition to the arrest of Silva, 17-year-old Benjamin Evans, was also arrested and charged with aiding a felon and possession of a firearm.

The criminal complaint states that Salzman and Silva got into an altercation as they were leaving Benderz Bar.

According to witnesses Silva allegedly took the weapon from Evans and fired four shots at Salzman.  After the shooting Silva allegedly gave the gun back to Evans so that he may hide the firearm.

Silva and Evans appeared in Outagamie County Court separately at their initial hearings.

Silva's bond was set at $200,000 and Evan's was set at $25,000.

Both suspects have prior criminal records. Silva was the victim of an April 6th shooting in Oneida's Site I neighborhood. Silva will appear in court on September 16th for his preliminary hearing.