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October 22, 2012

3 killed in shooting near Wisconsin mall

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — A man police suspected of killing three and wounding four by opening fire at a tranquil day spa was found dead yesterday following a six-hour manhunt that locked down a shopping center, country club and hospital in suburban Milwaukee.

Authorities said they believed the shooting was related to a domestic dispute. The man they identified as the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, had a restraining order against him.

Christine Bannister, a dispatch supervisor for Waukesha County communications center, said Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, had been found dead. She could not provide more details.

The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at the Azana Day Spa, a two-story, 9,000-square-foot building across from a major shopping mall in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee. Hours later, a bomb squad descended on the building, and police Chief Dan Tushaus said an improvised explosive device had been found inside.

The mall, a country club adjacent to the spa, a nearby hospital and other buildings were locked down as police searched for Haughton.

Shortly before authorities said Haughton’s body had been found, his father, Radcliffe Haughton Sr., told The Associated Press and a television station in telephone interviews from Florida that he had last spoken to his son a few days ago, but didn’t have any indication anything was wrong.

He said then that he had a message for his son: “Please just turn yourself in or contact me.”

Tushaus said officers initially focused on reaching and helping the victims. The victim’s names were not released by authorities, and a hospital treating the victims also was put on lockdown. Staff members were being escorted into the building, and critically injured patients were being accepted with a police escort. Officers were stationed at all main entrances to the facility.

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