A former judge was fatally shot at his Wisconsin home on Friday, and authorities said he had a hit list of suspected killers that included other government officials.
Former Junau County Circuit Court Judge John Romer, 68, was shot and killed in the target attack. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The report states that the judge retired in 2017. The Wisconsin Justice Department said the murder came from a lawsuit or lawsuit.
Law enforcement responded to the New Lisbon home after someone called 911 and reported the shooting. The caller ran away from home and called from next door.
The Junau County Special Tactics and Response Team responded to the scene and tried to negotiate with the suspect, a 56-year-old man. Inside, they found Romer tied to a chair, jeeped to death by gunfire. The alleged gunman was located with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Marked as suspect Douglas UhdeThe area was taken to the hospital. He has been listed as in critical condition.
Investigators recovered a firearm from the scene.
Uhud listed government officials as targets, CNN Wisconsin Govt. Tony EversMichigan Govt. Gretchen WhitmerAnd Senate minority leaders Mitch McConnell.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Cowell said Friday that “this, as I mentioned earlier, seems to be a targeted work, and one suspect seems to have had other targets as well.” “It simply came to our notice then.
Cowell said other people listed as targets have been notified. He said there was no ongoing threat to the public. The shooting is still under investigation.