DOJ: Man accused of killing a retired Juneau County judge had other targets

JUNEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) – The man accused of killing a retired county Juneau County judge reportedly had other targets including Governor Tony Evers and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, 56-year-old Douglas K. Uhde shot and killed Judge John Roemer Friday inside Roemer’s New Lisbon home.

Police found Uhde in the basement of the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He’s hospitalized in critical condition. The Attorney General says Uhde’s other targets have been notified and the public is not in danger.

“We are not aware of any evidence indicating there is any ongoing threat to public safety. If we do become aware of any such information we would notify people immediately, ” says Josh Kaul.

Uhde has an extensive criminal record dating back two decades including a case when he was sentenced to prison by Judge Roemer.

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