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ND Man Arrested in Connection With the Shootings of WI Police Officers

 Posted on November 09, 2020 in Violent crimes

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Homicide is one of the most serious and violent crimes with which you can be charged, especially if you are facing intentional homicide charges. In the state of Wisconsin, first-degree intentional homicide can result in a mandatory life prison sentence, while attempted first-degree homicide could carry a prison sentence that lasts for decades. This is what a North Dakota man is facing after he was apprehended recently in connection with the shootings of two Wisconsin law enforcement officers.  

Man Wanted for Attempted Homicide in North Dakota, Shoots Cops in Wisconsin

A manhunt was underway in early November in Waukesha County as police searched for a 23-year-old North Dakota man wanted for shooting two Wisconsin police officers. The incident occurred after two officers responded to a call about a car crash. During the stop, shots were exchanged and the two officers were hit, both suffering non-life-threatening injuries, while the 23-year-old fled on foot. The suspect is also wanted by police in Fargo, ND for an attempted homicide incident.

Shooter Faces Two Counts of Attempted Homicide in Wisconsin

Wisconsin law states that first-degree homicide occurs when a person causes the death of another person with the intent of doing so. A first-degree homicide crime is charged as a Class A felony, which carries a mandatory life sentence in prison if you are convicted. In Wisconsin, the penalty for attempting to commit a felony that normally carries a life sentence is a Class B felony, which carries up to 60 years in prison. 

The North Dakota man who shot the officers faces two counts of first-degree attempted intentional homicide using a dangerous weapon. This means he could face up to 65 years in prison for each count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide using a dangerous weapon, for a total of up to 130 years in prison, or effectively, a life sentence.

Contact a New Berlin Criminal Defense Attorney

Attempted homicide cases are complex and serious, requiring help from an experienced criminal law attorney who has a proven track record. If you have been charged with attempted homicide, you need to speak with our knowledgeable Waukesha County criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. In the case of the North Dakota man, he could face a decades-long prison sentence if he is convicted of even just one charge of attempted homicide. The team at Bucher, Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP knows how important it is to get started on building a defense as soon as possible; to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 262-232-6699.




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