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Victim Identified in Pleasant Prairie Restaurant Shooting

Updated 1030a; 3:30p

(WGTD)---Authorities have identified the Cheddar's shooting fatality as Khaled M. Alchaar, a 19-year-old man who lived just north of the restaurant in Windsong Village Apartments.

Alchaar was shot outside of the restaurant Monday evening at about 8:45 and died at the hospital.

Authorities searched for hours for a man who was last seen running into some woods behind the restaurant.

The search included dozens of police officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers, along with a police dog and a drone. The nearby intersection of Highway 50 and 104th Ave. was closed for a time. The restaurant---and other businesses in the shopping center where the restaurant is located--- went into lockdown mode. 

36-year-old Kenny Griffin is a youth basketball coach who regularly played basketball at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie with Alchaar and members of his family, the last such outing occurring just two days ago. "He was outgoing--a very good athlete," Griffin said. "(He) liked to stir things up with (the) guys. Wasn't afraid of nothing. He loved to play basketball and be with his friends."

Alchaar was a 2017 graduate of Indian Trail High School. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Dept. Calls to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest earn up to $1,000. The number is 800-807-8477. 

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