BROOKFIELD — 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, the gunman in Sunday’s shooting at Azana Salon & Spa was found dead inside the salon building late Sunday evening — reportedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three were killed and four were injured in the shooting — and officials spent much of the afternoon searching for Haughton.
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.
Police have said Haughton was reportedly wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans at the time of the shooting — and carrying a black and white backpack.
Officials had reportedly located Haughton’s vehicle — a 2003 black Mazda Protege, but had not located Haughton for much of the afternoon. Police say Haughton took a cab to the salon.
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.
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A FOX6 News crew reported a hazardous disposal unit was on site at the suspect’s home on Glenbrook Road in Brookfield Sunday afternoon. Some homes in the area were evacuated, while others were given the opportunity to be secure in their home or leave the area.
Brown Deer Police Chief Steven Rinzel told FOX6 News no one was in the home, and police were able to locate Haughton’s family members at another location.
Chief Rinzel confirmed to FOX6 News no explosive devices were found at the home.
Chief Rinzel says Brown Deer police have responded to the home before, and police have made at least one arrest there in the 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.
Froedtert Hospital has released some details on those injured in the shooting in a statement to FOX6 News.
Froedtert officials say all four individuals taken to the hospital for treatment suffered gunshot wounds. Two of these gunshot victims underwent surgery and a third is expected to undergo surgery later Sunday. A fourth victim did not require surgery. Three are in satisfactory condition, and one is in critical condition, according to Froedtert officials.
Froedtert Hospital was placed on lockdown, as of 1:45 p.m. — with no one allowed to enter or exit the hospital, and movement within the hospital forbidden. Froedtert’s lockdown was lifted just before 4:30 p.m. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was also placed on lockdown, but shortly before 4:00 p.m. Sunday that lockdown was lifted.
Officials placed the hospitals under lockdown for portions of the afternoon because the location of the shooter was unknown. Hospital security, Wauwatosa police and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials patrolled hospital grounds.
Brookfield Square Mall was on lockdown following the shooting, but according to the Brookfield Patch, around 1:20 p.m. people were allowed to leave the mall.
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