Retired County Judge Killed in Wisconsin

An unidentified gunman shot and killed a retired Juneau County judge at his home in Lisbon, Wisconsin on Friday.

The gunman reportedly shot himself after shooting John Roemer, 68. A tactical team from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office found the gunman in a critical condition. The suspect received medical attention.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul called the shooting a “targeted act,” saying the gunman had compiled a list of other possible targets. Kaul confirmed that the people on the suspect’s list had already been notified.

“So far, the information that’s been gathered indicates that it was a targeted act, and the targeting appears to be based on some sort of court case or court cases,” Kaul said.

Roemer served as Juneau County Circuit Court judge from 2004 and retired in 2017. He presided over high-profile cases, including the sexual assault case of Lyndon Station village president.

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