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Former Judge John Roemer was killed. in its Wisconsin home in target attack, officials say

Former Juneau County District Court Judge John Roemer, 68, was killed. in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, homeThe Wisconsin Department of Justice reported. in statement. killing originates from a court case or cases, the department explained.

The suspect was identified as Douglas K. Ude. The authorities tried to negotiate with suspect while he was in in home, the state Department of Justice said. The Juneau County Special Tactics and Response Team went into action. home shortly before 10:20 and found suspect in basement of in home with “obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound” justice department said. 56-year-old Ude was taken to a medical facility. remains in critical condition, the department said Saturday.

Firearms were confiscated at the scene, according to the Ministry of Justice.

“Judge Roemer devoted much of his career public service in law,” said Chief Justice of Wisconsin Annette Kingsland Ziegler. in statement. “Before you accept bench in In 2004, he served as Assistant District Attorney and State Assistant. public defender. He was known colleagues for his sharp legal mind and his willingness share his time and knowledge with other”.

The suspect had other goals in mind — including Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a source told CNN. Another source confirmed the names of the officials to CNN.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer office said on Saturday what’s her name also appeared on arrow list of goals.

“Yesterday our office was notified by law enforcement that the name of Governor Whitmer had appeared on shooter from wisconsin list. While news reports are deeply disturbing, we will not comment farther on constant criminal investigation, Whitmer office said.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported that the judge was a victim and that Evers also was the target.

“This, as I mentioned earlier, seems to be a purposeful action, and the individual who The suspect apparently had other goals as well. Apparently, this is related to the bailiff. systemWisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Friday. in a news conference, stopping of victim’s name.

Kaul added that investigators don’t know of any evidence that points to danger for Another people noting that the investigation is ongoing.

“Those who other targets may have been notified of it, but we don’t know of Any active a threat to individuals,” he said. – If we know of any specific persistent threat, we will be sure to report people when we realize of what.”

CNN reached out Governor Evers office, McConnell office, US Capitol Police, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

CNN’s Omar Jimenez contributed to this report.


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