In Crandon , Wisconsin (population 2,200) Tyler Peterson, a cop, goes postal and shoots six people. The lingering question, why? Three of the students were still in high school. The other three had graduated within the last three years. Tyler Peterson was a 20-year-old cop who shot six young people and critically injured another. Sheriff's deputy Peterson was shot to death after he had shot a group of students and recent graduates on Sunday. The group had gathered for pizza and movies on their high school's homecoming weekend. Peterson was off-duty from his full-time job as a Forest County deputy sheriff at the time of the shooting. Peterson was also employed as a Crandon city police officer. Victims include, Lindsey Stahl, 14, Katrina McCorkle, 18, Leona Thomas, 18, Brad Schultz, 20, Aaron "Chunk" Smith, and Jordann Murray, 18.
Nineteen-year-old Charlie Nietzel was critically wounded.
Sheriff Keith Van Cleve will meet with state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday to discuss the tragedy. Crandon Police Chief John Dennee apparently referred the matter to the state Department of Criminal Investigation. Peterson was apparently killed Sunday afternoon in the rural town of Argonne according to Crandon mayor Gary Bradley. While the motivation of Bradley is still unclear, the mother of 14-year-old victim, Lindsey Stahl, thinks Peterson may have been a jealous boyfriend. Jenny Stahl said, "All I heard it was a jealous boyfriend and he went berserk. He took them all out."
20-year-old Bradley Schultz, was one of the victims. Brad was a third-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said his aunt, Sharon Pisarek.
So why? Apparently, Tyler Peterson dated one of the victims for many years. They broke up. She apparently moved on but Tyler did not. In a jealous rage, Tyler ended the life of six young people and critically injured another. He has forever traumatized seven families and ruined home coming for an entire town.
Update 10-9: Mike Kegley, a longtime friend of Peterson, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that 20-year-old Tyler Peterson came to his door in the hours after the shooting and explained what he had done. "He wasn't running around crazy or anything. He was very, very sorry for what he did," Mike Kegley told the newspaper. Kegley gave Peterson coffee, food and later called 911. Peterson told Kegley that he had gone to his ex-girlfriend's house Sunday morning in hopes of patching up the relationship after a recent breakup.Peterson apparently lost control when an argument ensued and people started ridiculing him as a "worthless pig."