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A Wisconsin community that became famous because of the hit Netflix documentary “Making a Murder” is now the site of another homicide investigation.
According to multiple reports, a man was shot and killed in his home in Manitowoc, seat of Manitowoc County, Friday morning.
FOX 11 says the victim, identified as 52-year-old Kor Yang, had answered a knock at his door around 5:30 in the morning. The suspect is said to have run off after the shooting.
According to the station, police are still looking into a motive for the killing, and are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
ABC 9 reports the man lived in the home with his wife, and that three children were present at the time. While left “shocked” by the attack, none of them were hurt.
Police believe the shooting was not a “random act,” the station says.
Meanwhile, neighbors and community members are disturbed after the incident, and according to a WBAY report, “frustrated” over the “reputation” the area is developing in light of “Making a Murderer.”
The series explores the case of Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County resident who was accused and eventually convicted of murder in 2005 – not long after he’d been freed from years of imprisonment for a rape he didn’t commit. The documentary follows Avery’s defense team as they try to make the case that Avery was framed by Manitowoc County authorities.
The popularity of the show has put the community and its law enforcement in a global spotlight.
FOX 11 says police are pointing out that this weekend’s homicide has nothing to do with the Avery case.
According to WBAY, it’s Manitowoc’s first shooting homicide since 2001.