Monday, October 8, 2007

Deputy Tyler Peterson Apparently kills Six Young People at Party Because of Jeolousy? Update 10-9



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.

David Franz, 36, who lived by the place where the shooting took placed said, "The first statement we said to each other was, how did he get through the system? How do they know some body's background, especially that young? It is disturbing, to say the least."

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."

18 comments:

Nancy said...

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Best coverage on the net. Thanks. Wish the message was a happy one, but it was good to know what really happened.

blond bombshell said...

Just a plain tragedy. Thanks for getting out the names of the victims so that cards and flowers may be sent.

Lets pray for Charles Nietzel who remains in critical condition.

Shell

ralph said...

Tragedy

Anonymous said...

He does not look like a murderer...


Brenda

J.J. said...

Jealousy is a strong demon.

J.J.

Anonymous said...

The demon has now been exercised with the death of Peterson. That is what a sniper's bullet can do. L.S. where are you? Here the other cops took your suggestion. Some one did in fact "range" the sniper.

Bones said...

What a waste all the way around!

Anonymous said...

Life is full of surprises...

Pops said...

Jealous men with badges and guns is a recipe for disaster.


Pops

Jester said...

Guns are more dangerous than tasers! If he had just used a taser, everyone would likely be fine after the shock of losing his girlfriend wore off.

Jester

Anonymous said...

What a tragedy!

I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it, “don’t get your officers on the cheap.”

20 years old?! WTF?! At that age you just don’t have the life experiences, maturity, and education necessary to be a cop. But an inexperienced, uneducated, immature 20 year-old will work for the peanuts they pay.

Places that what good cops hire people with good and extensive credit histories, polite if not stable relationship histories, extensive education, successful military experience, people who have run their own businesses properly, parents, interactive and participatory community leaders, etc.

There are ways, to the extent humanly possible, to ensure that one has actually demonstrated a proper commitment to the society one wishes to serve before being hired. Further, by the time all that is on one’s resume they’re older. A key point missed here.

But as I’ve said before, factor in all the desired above with the other mandatory requirements of doing the job and you’re at a very high level professional compensation figure ($$$$$$$$) very quickly. Many places, here for example, just drop the desired traits and go with the minimum mandatory to save money. Do they have a heartbeat? There’re hired!

Heck, no physiological screening? WTF? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,300003,00.html

And I’m glad somebody “ranged” him. I just hope it wasn’t a cranial vault shot. I’d want him to know the real cops (or in Wisconsin a passing deer hunter) got his sorry ass.

L.S.

greg said...

L.S.

Maybe it was a bow hunter. I hear that is a painful death.


Greg

colleency said...

So tragic, so many young lives taken.

Do we know how long he was a cop and sheriff's deputy? Twenty is ridiculously young.

But I've gotta wonder ... we have a heck of a lot of 18 - 20 year olds with guns serving overseas ... Does the military do a better job of screening? Do we just not hear about incidients of 'going postal' in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Any thoughts?

colleency said...

ps - I would guess that starting salary for a cop is much higher than the salary of an E-2 or 3.

Does the Army get what it pays for?

Anonymous said...

just a tragedy all around...

Anonymous said...

We shoot to kill motto may need to be revisited for law enforcement agencies.

jon said...

Such a waste of young lives regarding all involved. It is not much different then the mall shooting by Hawkins. It all seems to be for gaining attention...



Jon

Anonymous said...

Tearful remorse?