Elkhorn police say a “person of interest” in the fatal shooting of a couple at an Elkhorn bar has been taken into custody.
The Elkhorn Police Department said in a statement that authorities identified a person of interest over the weekend. The person has been arrested on an unrelated matter and the investigation continues.
No other information was readily available.
Emerson and Gina Weingart were shot to death on February 1st inside the Sports Page bar on 29th and South Wisconsin. Gina, 37, was a bartender at the bar and Emerson, 33, was accompanying her inside the bar.
Dozens of people took to social media to express their shock and sadness over a double murder in Walworth County.
Sports Page Bar owner Jordan Barr wrote on social media shortly after the killing: “Bartender Gina and her husband Emerson, both dear friends of ours, were taken from us all this morning. The staff and regulars at Sports Page Bar have always been close-knit. It was more than a group, more than a family.”
“Their lives are just beginning,” he added, “and I believe I speak for the entire Sports Page family in saying that we are completely devastated by what happened. This is a despicable act of violence that shakes us all to our core.”
Authorities continue to investigate the homicide and anyone with information should call the Elkhorn Police Department at 262-723-2210, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 262-723-2677, or call P3 We invite you to contact us electronically using Tips (www). p3tips.com.
Alex Groth and Claire Reid contributed to this report.