Father of salon mass shooting suspect talks with FOX6 News

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BROOKFIELD -- The father of salon mass shooting suspect Radcliffe Haughton spoke with FOX6 News in a phone interview on Sunday afternoon, October 21st.

Haughton was the suspected gunman in the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield. Haughton was found dead inside the Azana Salon & Spa building late Sunday evening.

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said an IED, or improvised explosive device was identified inside the Azana Salon & Spa — which hampered the clearing of the building. Thus, police believed Haughton was on the loose for much of Sunday afternoon following the shooting.

Haughton is reportedly the estranged husband of one of the hair stylists at the spa. The Brookfield Patch reports an Azana employee who spoke to Patch said the woman’s estranged husband was out of work and his wife was working every day to bring in money to pay the bills. However, she recently decided to leave him, and that’s when the problems started. An Azana employee told the Patch the two have two daughters, ages 12 and 21.

Radcliffe Haughton, Sr. told FOX6 News he last spoke with his son about mid-week last week. He said he did not know what his son was possibly thinking -- and hoped his son would call him.

There has been some violence in Haughton's past. Brookfield police officials said Sunday on October 4th police investigated an incident in which Haughton reportedly slashed the tires of his wife’s vehicle. Four days later, on October 8th, Haughton’s wife sought a temporary restraining order and received it -- and Haughton was served with that restraining order.

According to CCAP, Haughton was in court on Thursday, October 18th, when a four-year “no contact” order was filed against him. Haughton was prohibited from owning firearms, and was supposed to turn them over to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office — according to CCAP records.

Haughton, Sr. apparently told his son if he needed a place to stay to talk through his issues, his door was open. 

Haughton, Sr. said if his son contacted him, he would try to speak with him and comfort him. He said he would urge his son to cooperate with law enforcement.

When asked what he would say to his son, Haughton, Sr. said he would say, "This is your dad, call me. What you did is not what we are about. Turn yourself in. I love you son. I want to hear from you."

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said late Sunday evening the injured victims transported to the hospital include a 22-year-old female, a 30-year-old female, a 32-year-old female and a 40-year-old female.

Three victims were found dead inside the Azana Salon & Spa building, along with Haughton.

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