Wisconsin Shooting Suspect with Local Ties Found Dead
Spa shooter takes his his own life after killing three, injuring four. The suspect, who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, was found dead of self-inflicted wound following Sunday morning's shooting near a mall in suburban Milwaukee.
Among the dead is the man believed to be the shooter, 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton of Brown Deer. His body was found inside a locked room in the spa, 200 N. Moorland Rd., Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said.
Haughton grew up in Wheeling and Northbrook , the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. According to a Facebook page that appears to belong to Haughton, he graduated from Wheeling High School in 1985, the Daily Herald Reports.
Haughton was the only suspect in the shootings, police said.
No information has been released on the three who were killed and found dead inside the spa. However, Today's TMJ4 is reporting that one of the deceased is Haughton's estranged wife, who worked at the spa.
A spa employee who spoke to Patch said the woman's estranged husband was out of work and his wife was working every day to bring in money to pay the bills. However, she recently decided to leave him, and that's when the problems started.
The two have two daughters, ages 12 and 21, the Azana employee told Patch.
Haughton's estranged wife obtained a four-year restraining order against him on Thursday, after he was arrested for allegedly slashing her car tires in the Azana parking lot on Oct. 4, Tushaus said at a 6:30 p.m. press conference at the Brookfield Public Safety Building. A spa employee earlier Sunday had said the spa also recently erected signs on all but its main door to keep other doors locked until further notice.
The four injured — all women — were being treated at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, the hospital said at about 5:30 p.m. Two were undergoing treatment in the emergency department for non-life-threatening conditions and two underwent surgery. Tushaus did not offer any condition updates at a 6:30 p.m. briefing, but released the ages of the injured — 22, 30, 32 and 40.
He said authorities are still trying to positively identify the deceased inside the salon, other than the shooter, and did not offer any details on them. Brookfield's full-time police social worker was at the hospital, helping the victims and their families.
In addition to the four women rushed to Froedtert, another 10 to 12 employees and customers were rescued from the spa, Tushaus said.
A spa employee told Patch one of the victims was a front desk employee who was pregnant and believed to be due in January. That women was shot in the neck, but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, the employee said.