Wisconsin man charged with homicide after coworker and his dog are shot
WITI / Racine County
Troy Hoffmann (left), 42, is accused of fatally shooting Chad Bickler (right) and his dog Tucker on Dec. 26.

via WITI:

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (WITI) -- A man accused of fatally shooting a man and his dog at a Town of Norway home Thursday, Dec. 26, was in custody at the Racine County Jail as of Saturday, Dec. 28.

Officials identified the shooting victim as Chad Bickler, 42, of Wind Lake.

Troy Hoffmann is accused of crashing into a vehicle outside a Norway home before shooting toward the vehicle, breaking into the home, and continuing to shoot. Family said Bickler’s dog was also killed.

Investigators said Bickler and Hoffmann were co-workers.

Court records showed Troy Hoffmann was held on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, and felony mistreatment of animals. Hoffmann, 40, was arrested Friday, Dec. 27, in Dodge County.

Authorities said the owner of a laundromat in Hustisford came into contact with Hoffmann and walked him to the police station. Hoffmann had been on the run since the Dec. 26 incident.

Court records showed Hoffmann was recently divorced and he had no prior criminal history.

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