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Suspected spa gunman pleaded for help

Suspected spa gunman pleaded for help

By Brendan O’Brien, Reuters

(Reuters) – The man suspected of killing three women and wounding four others in a shooting rampage at a Milwaukee-area spa where his estranged wife worked had recently posted pleas for help “to get out of Wisconsin” on his Facebook page.

Radcliffe Haughton, 45, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Azana Salon & Spa in suburban Brookfield, hours after the Sunday morning shooting.

Haughton had been placed under a restraining order and directed to surrender his firearms to authorities this month in connection with a domestic abuse case involving his wife, who worked at the spa. Police have not said whether she was among the victims… Read More

Police guard the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012, where three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

Police guard the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012, where three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus leaves a press conference outside the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa. REUTERS/John Gress

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus leaves a press conference outside the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa. REUTERS/John Gress

An FBI tactical team patrols outside the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

An FBI tactical team patrols outside the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

Police stand guard outside the Boston Store, part of the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

Police stand guard outside the Boston Store, part of the Brookfield Square mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, October 21, 2012. Three people were killed and at least four injured in a shooting on Sunday in a Wisconsin spa, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said at a news conference. REUTERS/John Gress

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