Wisconsin Spa Shooting Suspect Wanted to Leave the State
(BROOKFIELD, Wis.) — Radcliffe Haughton had pleaded for help to leave the state before he allegedly opened fire at a Wisconsin spa on Sunday, shooting seven women and killing three, including his estranged wife.
“Need to get out of Wisconsin, HELP…,” he wrote on Facebook Oct. 8, the same day his wife Zina Haughton, 42, filed for a restraining order against him.
He asked a day later, “Can anyone help me get out of Wisconsin?”
After a tense six-hour manhunt on Sunday, authorities found Radcliffe Haughton’s body in a locked section of the Azana Salon & Spa, where he had apparently shot himself, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said.
Aside from Zina Haughton, the deceased victims were identified Monday as Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine; and Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc.
Four injured women, ranging in age from 22 to 40, were taken to Froedert Hospital. One victim was released from the hospital on Monday, while the other three women remained in satisfactory condition, according to Kathy Sieja, hospital spokeswoman.
Randall Haughton Sr., who shares a name with his son, said Monday morning that he had spoken to his son recently and invited him to come to his home in Winter Garden, Fla.
“My home was always open for my children to return,” the elder Haughton told ABC News.
Police were called to the spa several weeks before the shooting because Radcliffe Haughton allegedly slashed the tires of his wife’s car. He was arrested and charged for the incident, and later ordered to turn over all guns in his possession to the sheriff’s department.
A judge granted Zina Haughton’s request and issued a four-year restraining order on Thursday, Tushaus said.
Investigators say they are still unclear why Radcliffe Haughton allegedly snapped, although they say he and his wife had been estranged for some time.
Witnesses say Zina Haughton’s daughter, Yasmeen Daniel, 20, also worked in the spa and witnessed the shooting, which unfolded at 11:09 a.m. CST on Sunday.
“She had said her stepfather was in there trying to shoot as many people as he could,” said Sallie Konruff, a witness at the scene.
Zina and Radcliffe Haughton have a 13-year-old daughter together, who was living with her father until the shooting, the source said.
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