Jury convicts Kou Yang in Sheboygan Walmart shooting

Kou Yang

Kou Yang

SHEBOYGAN — A jury on Thursday, July 19th convicted 21-year-old Kou Yang in the shooting of two men at Walmart in Sheboygan.

According to the Sheboygan Press, Yang was convicted of first degree homicide in the shooting death of 20-year-old Pheng Lee. The incident occurred back in early January, 2012. A second man was wounded in the incident.

Lee was a student at UW-Milwaukee.

The criminal complaint does not outline why Yang was out to get one of the men in the group at the Walmart. However, it says Cheng Lung Moua summoned his brother to Walmart after seeing Yang in the store.

Moua’s brother, Lee and another man arrived and approached Yang in the parking lot. Moua told police he was going to tell Yang to leave him alone. Prosecutors say store surveillance video shows Yang opening fire.
 
Moua fell to the ground and was wounded. Lee was also shot as he tried to run away, and later died.
 
Yang had argued self defense in the shooting, but the jury didn’t buy it.
 
Yang faces 75 years in prison.

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