Criminal complaint: Shooter targeted victim because he was ‘looking at him all crazy’ at bar

A man who was shot and killed at a Madison gas station was targeted because he was looking at a man “crazy” at a bar, according to a criminal complaint.

In the criminal complaint filed in Dane County, police said 37-year-old Curtis J. Langlois admitted to taking part in the Aug. 2 shooting at the 7-Eleven that injured one man and killed Kendrith J. Young.

Surveillance video shows Langlois and 35-year-old Dametrius A. Reeves, of Madison, at Licari’s Tavern, which is about a mile from the 7-Eleven. A bartender also confirmed Reeves was there, according to the complaint. Surveillance video from a business near the 7-Eleven showed two masked men wearing similar clothing and carrying what appeared to be guns get out of a car and shoot at Young. Langlois also shot into the 7-Eleven store.

About a week after the shooting, Langlois wouldn’t tell police who was with him, but told police he was present when Young was shot, and that the person with him shot young in the head and chest.

Six days later, Langlois admitted to being with Reeves at the 7-Eleven the night Young was shot, police reported in the complaint. According to the complaint, “Langlois told Reeves he wanted to kill Young because Young was looking at him all crazy like Young was a badass or something.”

Langlois told police that he shot the other man who was with Young because he wasn’t sure if he was armed. Langlois said he heard the man crying, and when he saw him try to run, he shot him as he fell over a cardboard display in the store.

The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Young’s body said Young was shot eight times, three of which could have been the fatal wounds.

The man who was shot and survived suffered two gunshot wounds; one to his right buttock and another to the lower right back, police reported in the complaint.

Langlois and Reeves are both facing two charges of party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide with a use of a dangerous weapon.

Langlois was in court Thursday, and bail was set at $2 million .

Young’s death, which Madison police Chief Mike Koval described as a “cold, brutal assassination,” is the city’s 10th homicide in 2017.

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