Sunday, October 21, 2012

Azana Salon & Spa Gunman Commits Suicide After Shooting Seven Killing Three Victims

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton

Suspect killed himself of a self-inflicted wound to the head after killing three victims inside a salon.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 21, 2012

Brookfield, WI - Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer apparently killed himself with a self-inflicted wound inside the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield after shooting seven women and killing three of them, including Zina Haughton, 42, his estranged wife. Haughton's body was found just after 4:00 p.m. inside the salon.
Haughton went inside the salon on late Sunday morning with a weapon and began to shoot at customers and workers at the Azana Salon. Four injured women ranging in ages, 22, 30, 32 and 40 suffered non-critical injuries and were taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment.
Haughton apparently walked into the Azana Salon located at the 200 block of N. Moreland Rd. after 11:00 a.m. and proceeded to fire a .40 Caliber semiautomatic handgun killing three victims at the scene and injured four others. 
A young barefooted woman ran out of the salon pleading for help, shouting that her mother was shot inside the Azana Salon and that her stepfather was inside the Azana Salon trying to kill as many people as he could with a machine gun , according to some witnesses.
Brookfield Police received a 911 call at 11:09 a.m., when police arrived at the Azana Salon, they discovered a suspected improvised bomb at the scene making it difficult to remove injured victims still alive. 
Haughton is the estranged husband of Zina, an employee at the salon who was also shot and killed. The Waukesha County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims who were killed as Zina of Brown Deer, Cary Robuck, 35, of Racine and Maelyn Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc. The Azana salon is across from Brookfield Mall.
ATF, FBI, Brookfield Police, New Berlin Police, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and Milwaukee Police responded to the shooting scene and are investigating the incident.
The suspect's vehicle was found at another location. Authorities were at the suspect's home in Brown Deer and no explosives were found at the home, according to Brown Deer Police.
Haughton, a manager at a Jaguar dealership in Madison had his Brown Deer home listed for sale. The suspect is a Marine Veteran who served four years. His has a 14-year-old daughter, an older step daughter and a third child. The daughters and a third child were reported safe and unharmed.
Recently, a restraining order had been issued against Haughton after he allegedly last week slashed the tires of his estrange wife's vehicle. He was ordered to turn any weapons on his possession to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.
Under Wisconsin Conceal Carry, if a shooting occurs inside a place where a posted sign bans weapons, the owners can become liable and are not protected against liability under the CCW law. It is unclear, if Azana Salon had a posted sign banning weapons.

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