(9/19/12) Police in La Crosse say more people are coming forward with information about the killings of a photography store owner and his teenage son at their shop on Saturday.
The La Crosse Tribune was told that a suspicious person was seen inside May's photo around 4:15 Saturday afternoon. That was more than two hours after the store closed and a photography class ended. About a dozen students were in the class, and police say they've interviewed some of them. The instructor, Bob Metcalf, said the store was doing a good business, and neither owner Paul Petras nor his 19-year-old son A-J appeared to be in any trouble. Both were found shot-to-death, and Metcalf called the murders "senseless. Police are still looking for tips as they try to find the killer. Officials repeated yesterday that there's no threat to public safety that's imminent in the wake of the murders – which were the third and fourth in La Crosse this year. Police captain Robert Lawrence said the public is not at risk, especially downtown where the slayings occurred. He said if there was a specific threat, the police would definitely mention it.