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Green Bay Bar Fight Leads to Murder

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Photo of Eric Vieau courtesy of Facebook.com.
Photo of Eric Vieau courtesy of Facebook.com.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WTAQ) - A Green Bay man was stabbed in the abdomen after a bar fight early Thursday. It happened in the 1200 block of Main Street around 1:42 a.m.

Police say a preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim, 35-year-old Eric Vieau, was at the Cock and Bull tavern where a disturbance broke out with an undetermined number of people. Vieau left the Cock and Bull Tavern and walked across the street.

Two suspects who were believed to be involved in the original disturbance followed him to the area behind Los Banditos Restaurant. One of the suspects had retrieved a large knife from a vehicle in a nearby lot and stabbed Vieau one time in the lower abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital.  The two suspects then fled through the parking lot toward the East River. Vieau has died, according to Brown County Medical Examiner Al Klimek.

The motive for the attack and what led up the disturbance is still being investigated. Lt. Jim Runge indicates the 2 suspects are Asian males, 23 or 24 years old, 5'6" to 5'7", about 160 pounds. One of them has short dark hair, the other longer dark hair. Police are also on the lookout for a black Acura.

Vieau's wife Jill released this statement to FOX 11: "We are devastated, shocked and saddened with the sudden loss of Eric. He was known and loved by so many people. Eric's family is requesting privacy as we grieve our loss."

Anyone with information or who was there is asked to call Green Bay P.D. at (920) 432-7867.

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