John Roemer Bio – John Roemer Wiki
John E. Roemer is an American economist and political scientist. He is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University.
John Roemer was 68 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A former Wisconsin judge was bound and shot to death in his New Lisbon home on Friday morning in what officials say was a targeted attack.
Law enforcement was dispatched to the home of former Juneau County Judge John Roemer on reports of an armed person and two shots fired in a residence, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said in a statement.
A SWAT team was sent to the home, where authorities discovered Roemer, 68, bound to a chair with zip ties and fatally shot.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was first to report that the victim was Roemer, as well as information about an alleged “hit list” with other high-profile targets, including Governor of Wisconsin Gretchen Whitmer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“This, as I mentioned before, does appear to be a targeted act and the individual who is a suspect appears to have had other targets as well. It appears to be related to the judicial system,” Kaul said at a news conference.
“Those who may have been other targets have been notified of that, but we are not aware of any active threat to individuals,” Kaul added. “If we become aware of any specific ongoing threat, we will certainly notify people when we are aware of that.”
According to the Attorney General, Juneau County Special Tactics and Response Team found the suspect, identified only as a 56-year-old male, in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.