OCONTO—A 32-year-old Green Bay man was charged Monday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a man whose body was found last winter in the town of Little Suamico.
Manuel A. Herrera-Hernandez is being held on $150,000 cash bond in Brown County, where he also faces 14 drug charges.
A criminal complaint states Herrera-Hernandez admitted that he had driven to the Green Bay West Shores State Wildlife Area with the victim—a 35-year-old man identified in the complaint as MGP—from a residence on Walnut Street in Green Bay.
Herrera-Hernandez said he had a gun with him and that he and the victim argued and that MGP attempted to get the gun from him, but he exited the vehicle.
When he re-entered the vehicle, Herrera-Hernandez said, he and MGP fought over the gun, which Herrera-Hernandez said went off accidentally. He claimed to see the man lying on the ground in pain, but assumed that since he had his phone, he could call 911.
However, the medical examiner found that MGP died from multiple gunshot wounds to his left arm, left side, chest/abdomen, right side, right armpit, and back, the criminal complaint states.
The victim was found in the parking area of the wildlife area on Lade Beach Road about 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 22, Oconto County Sheriff Todd Skarban said in a news release issued Monday afternoon.