Suspect in Spa Shooting Found Dead

Radcliffe Haughton was married to an employee: witness

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 21, 2012 1:53 PM CDT | Updated Oct 21, 2012 4:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Horrifying news from Wisconsin: A man estranged from his wife walked into her workplace today and opened fire, killing three women and wounding four more before fatally shooting himself, police said. Authorities found the body of Radcliffe Haughton, 45, at the spa where his wife, Zina Haughton, worked in suburban Milwaukee. But police say the discovery was slowed by an improvised bomb found on the scene, the AP reports. Haughton's relationship with his wife had heated up this week when she placed a restraining order against him in a domestic dispute, and he was ordered to hand in all his firearms.

But he allegedly carried a handgun into the two-story, 9,000-square-foot Azana Salon & Spa this morning, shooting at women and chasing one out into the parking lot before she escaped, the Journal-Sentinel reports. Of the four injured women, one is undergoing surgery and is in critical condition; the others are in stable condition or better. Meanwhile, scary eyewitness accounts are coming in, including one from a bystander who saw a woman running outside the building: "She was screaming, yelling, crying, hysterical," he said. "She was pleading for help. She kept saying, 'My mother was shot.'"

Police and swat team members respond to a call of a shooting at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wis. Sunday , Oct. 21, 2012.   (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
This photo provided by the Brookfield Police Dept. shows Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, Wis.   (AP Photo/Brookfield Police Dept)
Police and swat team members respond to a call of a shooting at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wis. Sunday,Oct. 21, 2012.   (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Map locates Brookfield, Wis., site of shooting near shopping mall   (AP)
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