I'm so thankful that she didn't, or this very likely would have been entirely different kind of post. I'm equally as thankful that no neighbors were killed.
...Police said the 53-year-old man retired from the Milwaukee police force about four years ago. At about the same time, officers said the man was arrested and accused of violating a restraining order in place to protect his ex-wife...
Ex-Milwaukee Police Officer Jack Kasprzak is charged with three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. Jack A. Kasprzak, 53, also is charged with three counts of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.
RETIRED OFFICER ACCUSED OF SHOOTING INTO EX-WIFE'S HOUSE
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
By Sharif Durhams
Posted: Sept. 15, 2009
[Excerpts] Authorities arrested a retired Milwaukee police officer accused of shooting into his ex-wife's house and into two neighboring houses Monday... Officers who caught the 53-year-old man at a traffic stop recovered a rifle... The district attorney's office is expected to review a possible charge of recklessly endangering safety, and officers are still investigating the incident. [Full article here]
EX-COP ACCUSED OF SPRAYING HOME WITH GUNFIRE
Shooting An Attempt To Kill Ex-Wife, Detectives Say
September 15, 2009
[Excerpts] A man is custody, accused of spraying his neighborhood in gunfire in an apparent attempt to kill his ex-wife... Police said the 53-year-old man retired from the Milwaukee police force about four years ago. At about the same time, officers said the man was arrested and accused of violating a restraining order in place to protect his ex-wife. Detectives said an assault rifle was used in the attack and that the man's ex-wife jumped out of a first-floor window to escape... According to court documents, the man's ex-wife was concerned about him four years ago -- just after their divorce. She received a restraining order against him and he served a day in jail for violating that order... Police said the man is under police guard at a hospital due to an undisclosed condition. The district attorney is still reviewing the case, but police are recommending charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety. [Full article here]
...police are recommending charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety...
DISPUTE WITH ESTRANGED WIFE BRINGS CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER
Former Officer Had Been Accused of Trying to Shoot Wife
September 17, 2009
On Thursday, charges were brought against a former Milwaukee Police Officer accused of trying to shoot his estranged wife. Jack Kasprzak was charged with recklessly endangering safety and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. Kasprzak's wife told police the two had been separated for several years. She said she was at home on Monday morning when her husband called, but she told him she needed to get ready for work and couldn't talk. She said he showed up a few minutes later, and when she wouldn't let him in, he fired a shot through the house with a rifle. She was able to crawl out of a window and run to a neighbor's house to call 911. Kasprzak was also charged with firing several rounds into two nearby homes when he saw his neighbors looking out of their windows. [LINK]
RETIRED OFFICER CHARGED WITH SHOOTING UP THREE HOUSES ON SOUTHWEST SIDE
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
By Jesse Garza
Posted: Sept. 18, 2009
[Excerpts] A retired Milwaukee police officer who authorities say shot up the home of his estranged wife and two of her neighbors was charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. Jack A. Kasprzak, 53, also is charged with three counts of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon... He showed up at her home Monday morning demanding to talk with her and began firing into her home when she refused to immediately come outside. Kasprzak also riddled the homes of two of his wife's neighbors with gunfire when he noticed he had caught their attention. The bullets shattered windows and caused other damage to the homes, according to the complaint... The officers found an assault rifle and numerous spent shell casings in the car, according to the complaint... [Full article here]
RETIRED POLICE OFFICER IN COURT - ACCUSED OF A SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN MILWAUKEE
CBS 58 News
Sep 18, 2009
[Excerpt] ...If convicted he faces up to 82 years behind bars. Two people suffered minor injuries in the shooting spree. Kasprzak is being held on a half million dollars bond. [Full article here]
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