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THE suspect in Wisconsin Judge John Roemer's murder has been identified as Douglas K Uhde, officials announced.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice the 56-year-old man as the suspect who shot Roemer dead in his own home before apparently turning the gun on himself.

Officials identified the suspect in Judge Roemer's murder as 56-year-old Douglas K Uhde
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Officials identified the suspect in Judge Roemer's murder as 56-year-old Douglas K UhdeCredit: AP
Judge Roemer, who retired in 2017, was found zip-tied to a chair with a fatal gunshot wound
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Judge Roemer, who retired in 2017, was found zip-tied to a chair with a fatal gunshot woundCredit: Wisconsin State Legislature
Former Judge John Roemer was shot dead at his home in Wisconsin
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Former Judge John Roemer was shot dead at his home in WisconsinCredit: WKOW
Cops rushed to the scene following the attack in New Lisbon on Friday
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Cops rushed to the scene following the attack in New Lisbon on FridayCredit: WISN

This comes after officials found a "hit list" of political figures Uhde was apparently targeting in the suspect's vehicle.

Police rushed to the home of former Juneau County Judge John Roemer, in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, on Friday after reports that an armed suspect had fired two shots inside.

Officers tried to negotiate with the gunman, identified as Uhde, but their attempts failed, and a SWAT team stormed the residence at 10:17 am - almost four hours after the first call.

Judge Roemer, who retired in 2017, was found zip-tied to a chair with a fatal gunshot wound, reports.

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The 56-year-old man was found in the basement with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The DOJ found that Roemer was involved in a case that Uhde was implicated in around 20 years ago.

Uhde pleaded no contest to charges of burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a short-barreled shotgun, and possession of a firearm, show.

The charges were first filed against Uhde in 2001, but Roemer was not assigned to the case until February 2005.

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Roemer sentenced Uhde to six years in state prison and nine years extended supervision of the armed burglary charge, court records show.

Uhde remains in critical condition due to his apparent self-inflicted wound, police say.

Cops say they found a "hit-list" in his vehicle that included Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Officers believe that 68-year-old Roemer’s son may have seen the attack unfold.

The case was investigated as both a homicide and a case of domestic terrorism, reported.

Officials said that the other targets on the apparent "hit list" - who have not been publicly named - have been notified.

Law enforcement sources told that Uhde is a member of a militia.

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The Division of Criminal Investigation is carrying out the probe into the shooting.

Kaul revealed there's no immediate danger to the public.

Cops recovered a gun from the scene of the attack
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Cops recovered a gun from the scene of the attackCredit: WISN
Police rushed to the home of former Juneau County Judge John Roemer
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Police rushed to the home of former Juneau County Judge John RoemerCredit: The Daily Tribune-USA TODAY NETWORK
Cops say they found a "hit-list" in the suspect's vehicle that included Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell
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Cops say they found a "hit-list" in the suspect's vehicle that included Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnellCredit: CNP / Polaris
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Credit: WISN

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