Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three Waukesha County deputies were honored Wednesday by the Waukesha Optimist Club for their response to the mass shooting in Brookfield.
Waukesha County deputies Mike Doud, Robert Faith and Juan Rodriguez were among some of the first law enforcement officers at the Azana Spa & Salon shooting that left three women dead, as well as the suspect. They didn’t know where the shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, was, if he was even still alive or if he would open fire on them. Still, they didn’t hesitate. “In response to a dynamic and chaotic situation, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud distinguished themselves by demonstrating courage while entering the Azana Spa,” said Sheriff Dan Trawicki. “Deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud and other officers were part of the initial entry phase. “During this phase, deputies Faith, Rodriguez and Doud helped to secure the building while aiding in the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Lawmakers are reviewing a gun-regulation bill that would expand the background check system and possibly limit private gun sales.
A loop in gun laws allowed the Brookfield Spa shooter to buy a gun from a private seller even though he was ineligible to buy it under federal law, according to a report from the New York Times. After Zina Haughton filed a restraining order against her husband, Radcliffe, became ineligible to federally purchase a gun and that's when he turned to the Internet to make the purchase. Radcliffe Haughton bought a handgun from a private seller, who was not legally required to do a background check, at a McDonald's parking lot for $500. He then went to Azana Spa in Brookfield, where his wife worked, killed her and two other women and injured four other women. He then killed himself. The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to proceed with a gun-regulation…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Police reports will be released Friday at noon and here we take a look at all the conversation circulating around the Brookfield spa shooting that changed hundreds of lives forever.
Twenty-five police officers, including eight from the Brookfield Police Department, were called to confront an “active shooter” on Oct. 21 after Radcliffe Haughton murdered his wife, Zina Haughton, a stylist at the salon. He then opened fire indiscriminately at other employees and customers, the sergeants, patrol officers, detectives, deputies and one state trooper risked their lives outside and inside Azana Salon. At noon on Friday, the Brookfield Police Department will release the full police reports.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The magazine was at the Spa on Monday taking pictures of owner Tami Gemmell and the Azana family.
Cosmopolitan magazine was at Azana Salon & Spa taking pictures of the Azana family for a feature on domestic violence. The salon will be featured in the May 2013 issue. Days after Azana hairstylist Zina Daniel Haughton obtained a four-year restraining order against the husband she planned to divorce, he stormed into the upscale Azana, killing her and two of her co-workers and wounding four others before killing himself in October. "What a great way to turn such a horrific event into education, way to go!" said Christine Elizabeth Hanson Pruitt on the Azana Facebook page. Zina Haughton's chair and station have been replaced with a small table and chairs in the newly renovated salon, a white candle and a vase that will forever hold three …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Hundreds of armed gun owners are expected to show up at the state Capitol as part of nationwide movement to support gun ownership.
Updated at 5:20 p.m. Saturday with crowd estimate A conservative group is hoping that tens of thousands turn out nationwide to show their support for gun ownership with their pocketbooks and picket signs the day before President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term. The group, a coalition brought together for the event, declared Saturday as "Gun Appreciation Day." The hope is Americans nationwide will show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast. “The Obama administration has shown that it is more than willing to trample the Constitution to impose its dictates upon the American people,” said Gun Appreciation Day Chairman Larry Ward in a press release. In Wisconsin, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In an interview with BrookfieldNOW.com, owner Tami Gemmell said she saw no signs of trouble between Radcliffe Haughton and his estranged wife.
The owner of Azana Salon & Spa, where a gunman killed three people and injured four others before taking his own life last month, said she remembers shooter Radcliffe Haughton as someone who "seemed like a nice guy." In an interview with BrookfieldNOW, Tami Gemmell also said she saw no signs of problems between Haughton and his estranged wife, Zina, who was among those killed Oct. 21. Gemmell told the newspaper that she recalled meeting Haughton just once. "I was at one of Zina's birthday parties and he was there, many years ago, maybe six years ago, but I had never seen him in my salon," the newspaper quoted her as saying. "He seemed like a nice guy. There was no indication that he was unstable or irrational." Gemmell also said that Zina …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The violent Azana Salon shootings have been the most obvious example, but a number of domestic violence cases have been in the news in recent weeks, including another involving a gun.
The horrific shooting spree last month at Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield was the most high-profile — and most tragic — domestic violence incident in a series of them in recent weeks. Two Wisconsin legislators are pushing for tougher enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, according to Business Insider, in the wake of the Azana shootings. But even supporters of their bill question whether that would have prevented Radcliffe Haughton from shooting seven people. Meanwhile, a 76-year-old Watertown man was charged with attempted homicide of a Waukesha police officer who was investigating a domestic disturbance. The man, Dick Petarius, fired a 12-gauge shotgun at the officer. Meanwhile, other less-violent incidents kept law …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A Racine County woman killed during the Oct. 21 shooting in Brookfield was buried Thursday, and friends held a fundraiser Friday for her family.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Laurin Radke, a hairdresser at Individuals Hair Salon, pulled the purple strands of a hair extension through Lindsay Hoover's hair in the Horlick High School fieldhouse in Racine Friday. Hoover came to the field house to show her support for Cary Robuck's family. Robuck, 35, of Caledonia, was killed when Radcliffe Haughton, 45, opened fire Sunday morning at the Azana Salon in Brookfield. Robuck was the mother of Horlick High School cheerleader Mariah Sturm, and she was very close with her boyfriend’s daughter Kira Scheffler, who is also a cheerleader. Thomas Stark, a senior at Horlick High School, Mariah Sturm, and Kira are also friends. Stark started planning the fundraiser shortly after the news of Robuck’s death. "We had a line a half-…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Friends of Cary Robuck's daughter are putting together a fundraiser, which is now being supported by the Racine County Sheriff's Department and they are hoping the community will show its support.
A number of friends are rallying around Cary Robuck’s family as they cope with the gruesome reality of her death by holding a fundraiser in her honor. Robuck was the 35-year-old mother of Horlick High School cheerleader Mariah Sturm, and she was very close with her boyfriend’s daughter Kira Scheffler, who is also a cheerleader. Cary was killed when Radcliffe Haughton, 45, opened fire Sunday morning at the Azana Salon in Brookfield. Thomas Stark, a senior at Horlick High School, Mariah Sturm, and Kira are friends. Stark started planning the fundraiser shortly after the news of Robuck’s death. Robuck’s family has asked that their friends not speak to the media for now. However, Fiona Murphy, said Stark has the support from Robuck’s family …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Radcliffe Haughton was charged with disorderly conduct domestic abuse for the January 2011 incident. Charges were dropped, but the complaint alleged he aimed a gun at his wife during a 90-minute standoff in Brown Deer.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Updated 2:45 p.m. Monday with information from Zina Haughton's petition for a restraining order against her husband and killer, Radcliffe Haughton: The man police say fatally shot his wife and two coworkers at a Brookfield spa was involved a police standoff involving his wife in 2011 and more recently, his wife said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously terrorized her "every waking moment," according to court documents. Radcliffe F. Haughton on Sunday killed his wife Zina, 42, of Brown Deer, and two of her coworkers at Azana Salon & Spa: Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine and Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc, authorities said Monday. Four other women were injured; three were stable and one remained in critical condition. An Oct…