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GBPD names person of interest in homicide

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Terry Lee Shepard (Photo from: Green Bay Police Department).
Terry Lee Shepard (Photo from: Green Bay Police Department).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay police say they need the public's help in finding a person of interest in a fatal shooting earlier this week.

Authorities say 32-year-old Steven Sims died from gunshot wounds he received late Tuesday night at an apartment in the 1100 block of Stuart Street. Sims was the boyfriend of a woman who lived at that apartment.

Police say the couple had been having problems with their relationship and he hadn't been living there recently. Sims had moved to the region a few years ago from the Chicago area.

During a news conference Thursday, officers identified 21-year-old Terry Lee Shepard as the person of interest. Shepard was convicted of several crimes, including battery and theft of a vehicle in 2010. He was just released from prison on April 7 and arrived in Green Bay on Tuesday.

Cops say they've recovered the handgun they believe was used in the shooting by Shepard.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has a warrant out for Shepard's arrest on a probation violation. Police say they consider Shepard armed and dangerous.

While he may still be in the Green Bay area, police indicate Shepard also has family in the Kenosha area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Green Bay police at (920) 448-3200. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers by calling (920) 432-7867, online or by sending a text message with the keyword GBTIP to 274637.

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