Former Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John Roemer was killed in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, the source said. The murder stems from a court case or cases, the Wisconsin Department of Justice explained.
The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, had other targets in mind, including Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the source told GLM. Another source corroborated the names of the officials to GLM.
“This, as I mentioned before, appears to be a targeted act and the suspected individual appears to have had other goals as well. It appears to be related to the court system,” Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said in a press release on Friday. conference, without actually naming the victim.
Kaul added that investigators are not aware of any evidence indicating danger to others, noting that the investigation is ongoing.
“Those who may have been other targets have been notified of that, but we are not aware of any active threats to people,” he said. “If we become aware of any specific ongoing threats, we will certainly notify people when we are made aware.”
GLM has reached out to the governor’s office, McConnell’s office, the US Capitol Police, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
The attack appears to have started Friday morning, when the Juneau County Special Tactics and Response Team entered a home and found a 68-year-old man dead in his home, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a statement. .
There were attempts to negotiate with a person inside the house before the team entered. Authorities found a 56-year-old man in the basement with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the state Justice Department said.
“Police began life-saving action and the individual was transported to a medical facility. A firearm was recovered at the scene,” the statement said.
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