Police identify people in attempted murder suicide in Pleasant Prairie

reports indicate victim was dating shooter's ex-wife


by Michele McCormack
by Tiffany Tarpley

PLEASANT PRAIRIE-Police issued the following released about a shooting incident on Tuesday night.

"The Pleasant Prairie Police Department is releasing the names of the subjects involved in the shooting which occurred on July 23, 2013 at 8:15 PM in Pleasant Prairie.

The victim in the Cooper Road incident is identified as Michael L Darracott, male, age 44, of Pleasant Prairie. 

He is currently at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

The person suspected of shooting Darracott is identified as Dean L Knudtson, male, age 42, of Salem, WI.  Knudtson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday at a park in Racine, WI."

Neighbors who live where the shooting happened tell CBS 58 they heard two gunshots Tueday night.

"We heard two loud sounds and didn't think much of it," said Wes Ricchio.  "Then about 5 minutes later we heard the police sirens."

A relative of the victim said he is stable and family members are by his side.



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