Bond set at $1M for suspect in fatal Wausau cemetery shooting
Updated: 4:58 p.m. on October 4, 2019
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Bond is set at $1 million for a Wisconsin man suspected of killing a woman and injuring two other people in a shooting at a cemetery.
The 64-year-old suspect from Schofield appeared in court Friday. Police are recommending initial charges of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
The shooting happened Thursday at Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. Police say the suspect is a former cemetery employee.
Police say a 52-year-old Wausau woman was killed. A 60-year-old Wausau man is in critical condition while a 70-year-old Wausau woman is stable. Their names were not released.
Officials say a handgun was recovered at the cemetery. Police say a suspicious fire that broke out in an apartment complex in Schofield before the shooting is connected to the crime.
Posted: 6:31 a.m. on October 4, 2019
The suspect is expected to make a court appearance Friday for the shooting at Pine Grove Cemetery Thursday. Police say the suspect is a former cemetery employee and that the victims are also employees or relatives of employees.
Authorities haven't said what motivated the man to shoot the victims. Officials say a handgun was recovered at the cemetery. Police say a suspicious fire broke out in an apartment complex in Schofield minutes before the shooting was connected to the crime.
The conditions of the injured at Aspirus Wausau Hospital were not released.