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PLYMOUTH — One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting outside a bar in Plymouth.

State police say Anthony James Wisneski, 34, of Nanticoke, was shot outside Risnick’s Bar on East Main Street in Plymouth just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officials in Luzerne County say Wisneski was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Dale Smith tells Newswatch 16 the victim was his cousin.

“He was hanging out, having a good time. He was there with two of my other cousins. I don’t know why this transpired or what could have caused somebody to take somebody else’s life,” Smith said.

Smith said Wisneski enjoyed visiting the bars in Plymouth, where many of his relatives still live.

“He would give his shirt off his back to help anyone he could,” Smith said.

Troopers said Anthony Lamar Jackson, 38, of Wilkes-Barre, got into an argument with another customer in the bar. Jackson, the customer, bar security, and Wisneski all went outside. That’s when troopers said Jackson shot Wisneski several times and took off in a car.

“From what I heard, he was trying to shake the guy’s hand, bury things, just leave it alone,” said Smith.

Police found Jackson at a home in Leola, in Lancaster County, just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers plan to charge him with criminal homicide and persons not to possess firearms.

Nicole Suprum lives nearby and says this isn’t the first time there has been trouble outside the bars downtown. Now, she thinks twice about taking her kids out alone.

“We should be able to enjoy life, walk around, be able to play outside and not worry about people driving by, and worrying about guns and stabbing and everything,” Suprum said.


    • E

      Bwah ha ha! It’s THROUGH super genius. Ha ha ha! And you just outed yourself by accusing me of being on drugs ha ha ha! So I’m guessing you’ve been through rehab at least once. Robert does it make you feel better to accuse others of your own offenses? Ha ha ha!

  • dear ancestors

    “We should be able to enjoy life, walk around, be able to play outside and not worry about people driving by, and worrying about guns and stabbing and everything,” Suprum said. You can – stay away from bars at 2 AM and you’ll have no trouble at all. That, and stay away from darky.

      • rodney Collins' favorite drink is a Black Russian

        At least my racist ass doesn’t go around shooting people over a disagreement. That’s twice now in as many days, darky pulls the trigger because he feels ‘dissed’. Way to help your cause and break the thug stereotype. Oh, before I forget, BLM. NOT.

  • dear ancestors

    Dear ancestors, I really wish you would have picked your own cotton. This is what we get for your greed and sloth.

  • E

    Ha ha! Just another stereotype stupid, mouthy, drunken Polock descended from uneducated coal miner trash looking for trouble. It seems he found it. I guess, like all stereotype stupid Polocks, he had to get in the last word to feel as if he won the arguement. Ha ha! Turned out very well.

    • Robert

      Dam E, spoken like a true racist. That’s why I don’t shake hands, don’t wanta catch nuffins!

      • E

        Ha ha ha! What I expressed is not racism super genius, it’s called prejudice ha ha ha! Who cares about your beliefs on hand shaking, did anyone ask? Lol. Thanks for proving my point by saying something stupid just to get in the last word, you must be a stereotype stupid Polock as described on my previous comment ha ha ha! Keep those stupid responses coming coal miner ha ha ha!

      • E

        Ha ha ha! Sick filth ha ha ha! Is that all you’ve got? Ha ha! Oh look another stupid Polock saying something dumb just to be heard and get in the last word ha ha ha! Priceless.

      • E

        Ha ha! Oooooo an implied threat, how scary. Ha ha ha! I uses to run into stupid mouthy Polocks all the time when I was briefly living in your white trash slum, it was annoying but hilarious. Stupid Polocks are easy to deal with, just call them on their pathetic threats and then laugh at them ha ha ha!

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Just keep mouthing off online, skippy. Out in the real world you’d be picking up your teeth with broken fingers.

      • E

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Skippy! Ha ha ha! Why not snowflake or clown? Ha ha ha! “You’ll be picking up your teeth” ha ha ha! Stupid Polock duhh duhh ha ha ha! Wait why didn’t you use the ever popular “you’ll look funny smiling without front teeth” ha ha ha! They are very popular among coal moner trash. Ha ha ha! Please respond this is hilarious. I know you will, stupid Polocks can’t help themselves. Ha ha ha!

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        I didn’t say “you’ll”, I said “you’d”. Your reading comprehension is on par with your intellect. I know a keyboard coward such as yourself would never mouth off to anyone in the real world, so sit in the safety of wherever you are and rant away. You’ll stay healthier that way.

      • E

        Duhh duhh it’s called paraphrasing stupid Polock. Ha ha! And as for intellect I have a Penn State degree, what do you have other than your dinner table education from your alcoholic parents ha ha! Is that all you’ve got stupid Polock ha ha! In real life I’ve encountered many face to face and every one ran like a little drunken coward with nothing but a big mouth. You’re all mouthy cowards that only have courage while drunk with backup ha ha! You call me a coward but YOU started talking tough via this comment board ha ha ha! Duhh duhh why do stupid Polocks accuse others of their behavior? Duhh duhh ha ha ha! I bet you’re about five foot nothing, one hundred and twenty pounds or so and a scrawny alcoholic ha ha ha! I could end you without even breaking a sweat ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa! Keep it coming, these responses provide entertainment for my friends when I’m at dinner parties ha ha ha! Seriously there are about 40 people laughing hysterically at you, your region and your pathetic responses. Ha ha ha ha!

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        You use single quotation marks to paraphrase, not double ones ‘Mr. Edumacation’. I’m rather enjoying your idiotic rants myself, and I expect no less from a worm that gets his giggles from the death of someone else. I sincerely hope you get the mental help that you so sorely need. Please stop lying about your college education too…it’s easy to see from your rants that your spelling, punctuation and syntax are well below the high school level. I hope I didn’t interrupt your dinner – please get back to the dumpster with your family and friends and finish.

      • E

        Uh oh uh oh turning to religion means you have nothing. Ha ha! Rant ha ha! Why don’t you actually dispute what I’m saying instead of spoiting bull*hit? Ha ha worm ga ha! What no more threats bitch?

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Where’s religion in there? Either Robert’s right and you’re on drugs, or you’re borderline insane. As far as “disputing” your ignorant, delusional, hateful comments about Polish people goes, there’s no point in it. You’re a cowardly little puddle of dog puke that would never think about saying your shit to my, or any other Polish person’s face. Enjoy your little e-world where nothing bad happens to cowardly scum such as yourself. I hope your mother at least wiped herself after she crapped you out.

    • Robert

      Ahhh, my apologies, I always thought prejudice based upon racial bias was racism. Perhaps I am wrong.
      However, I would like to correct you on one insignificant point. I’m not polish or a coal minor, I’m actually a proud African American who’s parents didn’t raise a ….hmmm, lets just say savage.

      • no hyphens please

        That would be ‘proud American that treasures and honors his black heritage’ which I wholly endorse and support. People should embrace their ancestry, not make it a false hyphenated name. Nobody else goes around saying they’re an Australian-American or Croation-American. You’re either a citizen of the USA or a guest from another country.

      • E

        Gloating is not an example of savagery you colassal fuc*ing idiot, but nice try. Ha ha ha! Proud african american huh. Well you certainly found where you belong, with all the other PROUD people who think they deserve respect when they do not. Lol proud.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      Speaking of ethnic origins, what might yours be? I’m thinking it’s a cross between a hyena and a dung beetle.

  • Mmmetchock

    Bars i. Frackvilke are usually safer than this. I still go to the Celebrity Room even though it closed years ago. Anyone that wants a lil slam-slam can really enjoy this nice establishment.

  • J (@ds18301)

    So predictable. Finally you have a black perp and the racists go nuts. Literally dozens and dozens of stories here with white perps doing horrible things and not a peep about them and how horrible their race is. By the way, where are all the crimes by the “illegals” you also love to rant about? I guess we’ll have to keep waiting (keep your fingers crossed racists)….

    • Givemeabreak

      Don’t try to use logic or common sense with these people. They all have this animal mentality. It’s way too complicated an issue for them to understand so they just sum it up into race and color. Instead of good and evil. Funny though how the Pittston shooting looked like it was done by a local caucasian. Like the Weiss shootings done by a white guy from Dallas. No point in arguing with simpletons. They aren’t going anywhere and will be stuck here forever. The best thing you can do is just move from this backwards area and let them have their cesspool. It’s always been this way here and will always be.

      Most of these people have never even been anywhere else their entire lives and they think this is how the whole country thinks and acts. They aren’t going anywhere either because they are safe here with the other racist low information voters. Most other places they would be outcasts but zombies are safe in numbers.

      • JIM

        Caucasian!!! How insulting you racist. It’s the 21st Century. We prefer the term, “People of no Color”.

      • so much for that

        Your Pittston shooter was a person of color. So much for that argument. Over a handshake. I’ve been around the world my good man – and there is a common theme – where you have ‘underprivileged’ people – you have crime. ONLY in America have I seen such an imbalance of people of color acting like the world owes them something. Elsewhere, the majority of them work and blend into society as productive people and good neighbors.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      “Finally”? You mean like every other day? This never happened around here until the negroes came to town.

  • Robert

    This aggressive invasive species does not understand law, will not abide by your bans and will kill you with his gun.

  • Archie Beal

    Totally BAN firearms. Confiscate them and destroy. Make it a felony offense for anyone to possess. Eventually we will accomplish what needs to be done

    • anti anti

      If you read the charges the shooter was already banned from having a firearm. Criminals disregard the law. They will still find guns and still committ crimes. Arm yourself.

    • Stevie

      Guns or not, there will still be violence. My brother was knocked out and kicked in the head outside of this bar a few months ago and had to get reconstructive surgery. Gun, knife, fists, doesn’t matter. They’ll find a way around it if they can’t use guns

  • Archie Beal

    If this clown was such a father of the year and great husband, then why is he out at 2 am hanging in a rat hole bar in Plymouth. Things that make you go hmmm.

  • Whole lotta Rosie

    They both got their axes handed to them. Neither one of them going anywhere, anytime soon. Cabish?

    • AGY

      Your right one drug dealer shooting another drug dealer Tony wisneski and his sister were caught in a coke trafficking ring a couple years back.

  • Mad Dog

    Friggin thug. How can you possibly become so irrational that you shoot a man over an argument? Hope spending the rest of your life in prison proved your point. Send these gangbangers back to Newark.

  • Sarah Tomko

    are you serious!!!! really have a heart my god a man lost his life probably over something stupid do you know him probably not did you know he was a father a son and a husband unbelievable. his family has been through enough not having to come on here and read your rude comments.. people really should think before they post hurtful comments on the internet. I’m sure if the roles were reversed you wouldnt want some stranger bashing your family

    • just say no to Plymouth

      Sarah, if his family is so devastated right now then what the hell are they doing reading WNEP posts right now???? This would be the last place I’d be if I just lost a family member I cared about. But I don’t care about any of my family so you will see me on here everyday.

  • Archie Beal

    Here we go again. Another shooting and another example demonstrating society’s inability to show they even deserve the right and privilege to posses a firearm. Major restraints and restrictions need to be instilled on the 2nd ammendment. All you clowns that disagree, I challenge you to present a better plan. Because allowing the general public to retain and possess firearms sure as heck isn’t working. Firearms need to be taken away for good.

    • politically incorrect

      But Archie, these cap poppers aren’t the disciplined, legal gun owners. They are the African American gangster thugs. You need to ask yourself, “What can I do to get these African American gangster thugs under control?” Good luck with that Archie!

    • anti anti

      If you read the charges the shooter was already banned from having a firearm. Criminals disregard the law. They will still find guns and still committ crimes. Arm yourself.

    • Liberalssuck

      Are you stupid? Scum bag criminals don’t care about gun laws. You are an idiot. But you will be an idiot without a gun. So there is that.

  • Drake

    Yeah, you’re right!!!! Another bad azz with a gun!!!! Probably from New York, Jersey, or Philly….GO FIGURE!!!!

  • Sam

    Are you seriously ? He lost his life and your going to say this? How heartless can u be. And u don’t even k ow the actual store to make these assumptions. U really need to rot in hell

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