UPDATE: Racine Co. shooter identified after killing one, injuring undercover officer

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THURSDAY 7/15/2021 8:29 a.m.

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man they say was lying in wait at a travel center before quietly walking up to a young man who was pumping gas and fatally shooting him.

Racine County sheriff’s officials say 32-year-old John McCarthy, of Hartland, was later killed after confronting an undercover sheriff’s investigator at another gas station not far away in Caledonia on Tuesday.

The victim fatally shot by McCarthy at the Pilot Travel Center has been identified as 22-year-old Anthony Griger, of Elkhorn.

The investigator, whose name hasn’t been released, suffered multiple gunshot wounds that fractured several bones around his pelvis. He is recovering at a hospital.

UPDATE: 22-year-old victim of Racine County shooting identified, suspect shot officer twice

WEDNESDAY 7/14/2021 1:35 p.m.

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an undercover sheriff’s investigator who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire that killed a homicide suspect at a Wisconsin gas station is recovering at a hospital after being shot at least twice.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says the investigator, whose name hasn’t been released, wanted to know as he was being treated whether his gunfire had injured any innocent bystanders.

No one else was hurt as he brought down the suspect in Caledonia on Tuesday at the Mobil station. The Journal Times reports the sheriff detailed Tuesday’s chain of events to the Racine County Board.

Authorities say the homicide suspect had fatally shot a man at a Pilot Travel Center gas station about 2 miles away before encountering the investigator at the Mobil station.

The 22-year-old victim that was killed has been identified as Anthony F. Griger.

UPDATE: Man ‘viciously executed’ 22-year-old who was pumping gas, later killed by undercover officer

TUESDAY 7/13/2021 1:09 p.m.

CALEDONIA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference providing initial details of a fatal shooting in Racine County.

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, on July 113 around 7:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man from Hartland killed a 22-year-old man from Elkhorn who was filling his car with gas. The suspect shot at another person who was at the gas station, but the person was not injured.

The suspect left the gas station at a high rate of speed and pulled into a Mobil gas station in Caledonia about two miles away from the first gas station. The suspect then pulled his gun on a person, who was an undercover officer with 21 years of experience.

After the two exchanged gunfire, both the undercover officer and the suspect were hit. The suspect died due to the wounds, while the officer was transported to a hospital.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office says the officer is conscious and alert.

The DCI will handle the investigation, and Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: HAPPENING NOW: Police presence at gas station in Racine County, reports of shooting

TUESDAY 7/13/2021 8:54 a.m.

FRANKSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin are responding to a situation at a gas station amid unconfirmed reports of a shooting.

Multiple law enforcement vehicles could be seen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilot Travel Center in Franksville, about 22 miles south of Milwaukee.

The Caledonia Police Department says they are currently involved in an active investigation at the Pilot Travel Stop and Franksville Mobile. Authorities say there is no threat to the community at this time.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has the exit to County K from I-41/94 North closed due to the incident.

There is no further information available at this time, Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

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