JPD seeks man who pulled gun at bar

JPD seeks man who pulled gun at bar

Police asked for help in identifying a man who flashed a gun at a Janesville bar, according to a release.

The Janesville Police Department said it’s trying to identify an armed man at Sneakers Sports Bar in Janesville on Sunday.

The man had been removed from the bar on two occasions for disturbing other patrons, according to a report. He returned a third time, approached a group of patrons and said “he had something” for them. He pulled out a silver semi-automatic handgun. Police said the man displayed the gun but didn’t point it at anyone.

The man was described as black, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He is in his 20s. Police shared two images of the man from surveillance video.

Police said another armed man was inside the bar earlier with an unknown white man who was 6 feet tall and in his late 20s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The armed man was last seen running from the bar to a 1990s silver four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call the Janesville Police Department at 608-757-2244 or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636. Police said tips can also be texted to 274637 JACS+message.