John McCarthy, 32, of Hartland, killed himself after confronting the undercover sheriff’s investigator at one other fuel station not far-off in Caledonia on Tuesday, the state Division of Justice stated in revealing new particulars concerning the taking pictures.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Division named McCarthy because the shooter earlier Wednesday.
Each McCarthy and the investigator had been struck by gunfire earlier than McCarthy fatally shot himself, the justice division stated. The investigator, whose identify hasn’t been launched, is recovering at a Racine hospital from wounds that are not thought-about life-threatening.
McCarthy lay in watch for 22-year-old Anthon Griger, of Elkhorn, as he crammed up his automobile on the Pilot Journey Middle at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling stated. The sheriff stated McCarthy “executed” Griger.
Officers haven’t recognized a motive for the taking pictures.
Schmaling stated McCarthy rummaged by means of Griger’s pockets earlier than taking pictures a number of occasions at one other one that was driving by means of the car parking zone. That particular person was not injured.
McCarthy then drove to a Mobil station about 2 miles (three kilometers) away, in keeping with authorities. There, with a gun drawn, McCarthy approached the undercover investigator who was pumping fuel into his unmarked squad automobile, Schmaling stated.
The 2 exchanged gunfire. The investigator suffered a number of gunshot wounds that fractured a number of bones round his pelvis, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Relations posted on a GoFundMe web page that Griger’s demise was all too sudden. Griger was a 2017 graduate of Franklin Excessive College whom household and buddies known as “Nino.”
“There aren’t any phrases to precise the anguish and shock that each one of Nino’s household and buddies are experiencing proper now. We pray that he’s at peace and within the loving arms of those that have gone earlier than him,” a press release learn.