A judge may have been shot in his homeThe Domestic Terrorist Attackwith cops finding a “hit list” of political figures in the suspect’s vehicle.
Police rushed to the home of former Juneau County Judge John Roemer in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, on Friday after a gunman reportedly fired two shots inside.
Officers attempted to negotiate with the gunman, but their attempts failed, and a SWAT team stormed the residence at 10:17 a.m. – nearly four hours after the initial call.
Judge Roemer, who retired in 2017, was found tied to a chair with a fatal gunshot wound, WISN reports.
A 56-year-old man was found in the basement with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He is the prime suspect in the attack and is in critical condition in hospital, according to police.
A firearm was also found at the scene as the investigation continued.
Cops say they found a “hit list” in the suspect’s vehicle that included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Officials believe the 68-year-old Roman’s son may have seen the attack.
The case is being investigated as both a murder and a domestic terrorism case. ABC reported.
Attorney General Josh Kaul told reporters that the attack appeared to be targeted.
Kaul said, “The targeting was based on some sort of court proceeding or legal process.”
Officials said the other targets on the apparent “hit list” – who have not been publicly named – have been notified.
Law enforcement sources told WTMJ that the suspect is a member of a militia.
The police are investigating the shooting.
Kaul announced that there was no immediate danger to the public.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5489966/judge-john-roemer-shot-dead-home/ Judge John Roemer has been shot dead in his home in a ‘domestic terror’ attack when cops find a ‘hit list’ that includes Mitch McConnell