Waupun Man May Not Face Charges In Shooting His Brother
It’s likely the 33-year-old man responsible for shooting his younger brother in Waupun earlier this week will not be charged due to the state’s Castle Doctrine. Waupun Police Chief Dale Heeringa says while reviewing the case with Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney they got out a copy of the doctrine and the case fit the requirements. Late Monday morning a 26-year-old Waupun man used a pickaxe to try and break through the door of his brother’s home. The older brother shot through the door with a semi-automatic pistol striking his younger sibling in the upper chest. Heeringa says it was a grazing wound and the victim was released from the hospital and is facing charges. He says there was an ongoing dispute between the two brothers. Officers arriving at the scene thought they had a standoff situation because they could not get people inside come out of the residence. Eventually the shooter’s wife came out and the shooter who was taken into custody, but later released. District Attorney Eric Toney says no final determination has been made yet on whether the shooter will be charged. He says the investigation into the shooting continues, which includes reviewing materials related to the case.