It is very rare that a cop would just open fire on a teen. Well, this wasn’t the case in northern Wisconsin. A police officer shot an 18-year old boy and everything just seemed right. Not only did the other police officers in the area accept the action, but also the public felt it was a wise move by the police. Fortunately, he survived it but with some wounds.
One question remains, what could have been the problem? According to the police who were patrolling the parking lot, the young man was armed with a very powerful rifle and wasn’t playing with it. He was firing it towards a High school in Antigo prom where he shot and injured two other students.
Antigo is a town in Las Vegas located about 150 miles from Milwaukee Roller having approximately 8000 people. Antigo’s police chief said that the 18-year old man was holding a rifle and intentionally shot at two students; A girl and a boy who were coming out of the prom. It wasn’t quite clear if the criminal whose name later come out as Jacob E. Wagner was targeting everyone at the prom or the two that he shot.
The officers were patrolling the parking lot reacted immediately when they heard fires. They saw the Gunman holding something that they clearly identified as a very powerful rifle. Hearing the shots and seeing the man responsible for it, they couldn’t do nothing but try to and stop him from doing any arm. So, they shot the 18-year old Wagner.
However, it was too late as they weren’t in a position to protect the two who were coming out of the building. The good news is, no one died. Jacob E. Wagner ended in custody while the two students ended up in a hospital for treatment and surgery. According to the District, the reactions by the police followed by the staff securing the building saved many lives.
He went on and said that the female student’s gunshot wound wasn’t something serious. She was treated and released. The male victim had to remain behind for surgery. However, none of the wounded victims suffered any life-threatening injury. The remaining students were led out of the prom to somewhere safe, and their families received the information.
It was quite clear that the youngster had a bad motive. However, the reason, he decided to do it remains a mystery. According to friends, the criminal was a senior student in 2015 at Antigo High school. However, trying to get some information from Child’s, it came out that he had to graduate with his fellow students but chose to remain behind to finish his diploma. He went on and said that the school that has approximately 750 students will have counsellors’ availed to them on Monday; the time students are supposed to resume regular classes.
Everyone was left dumbfounded that Jacob E. Wagner could commit such an act. Even his closest friends were having a hard time believing that he actually did that. Daccortta Mills said, ‘something wasn’t right.’ Mills said, he knew Wagner when he was in sixth grade and considered him nothing more or less than a foster brother. He went on and said that the youngster had an interest in Guns and hoped that he would one day make a good hunter. But for this, it couldn’t just happen. He couldn’t even believe that the 18-year old stood a chance of owning a rifle. He also said that Wagner had nowhere else to live but his home where he lived with his grandparents.
‘He loved to play video games as well as listening to music especially cello and violin and was very active in the marching band at school,’ said Mills.
This was one friend who felt like it was a horror movie hearing that an innocent boy he knew from sixth grade could do such a thing. But he wasn’t alone. Dylan Dewey was available for some questions and here is what he had to say, ‘Jacob E. Wagner had a girlfriend who broke up with him the previous month’. He went on and describes the student now a criminal as a social, all-around guy, who likes to hang out with his friends.
Nothing came out of anyone’s mouth that related to what had happened. Every description narrates a different guy who seemed happy and would do nothing to hurt anyone. The Division of Criminal Investigation of Wisconsin Department of Justice has been given a duty to investigate the officer that performed the shooting.