Prominent Lawmakers Reportedly on Gunman’s Hit-List
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The Wisconsin gunman suspected of fatally shooting retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer reportedly had a list of names, including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.), and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D).
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Juneau County authorities found Douglas K. Uhde, 56, in Roemer’s basement “with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” Uhde was declared legally brain-dead on June 4, with his body being placed on life support.
Uhde was declared deceased on June 7.
The Wisconsin DOJ said the incident “appears to be a targeted act.”
A law enforcement official reportedly told The Associated Press that investigators believed the gunman may have planned to target other government officials.
Speaking to the outlet on the condition of anonymity, the official said investigators found a list in Uhde’s vehicle that included Roemer, Evers, McConnell, and Whitmer.
A spokesperson for Whitmer said her office was notified that her name had appeared “on the Wisconsin gunman’s list.”
“Governor Whitmer has demonstrated repeatedly that she is tough, and she will not be bullied or intimidated from doing her job and working across the aisle to get things done for the people of Michigan,” said Zach Pohl, Whitmer’s deputy chief of staff.