Who is John McCarthy? Bio, Wiki, Age, Caledonia Shooting Suspect

John McCarthy Bio/Wiki

The gunman in the random execution-style murder of a 22-year-old man named Anthony F. Griger pumping gas in Wisconsin has been named John R. McCarthy.

Anthony Griger of Elkhorn was recognized as the victim. McCarthy was killed by an off-duty sheriff’s investigator who was McCarthy’s next target, according to investigators. The officer was shot and injured, yet he was able to survive.

John R. McCarthy, of Hartland, Wisconsin, was also named as the gunman. The motive is unclear right now.


He is 32 years old.

Caledonia Shooting Suspect Full Details

According to Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, the investigator, whose name has not been published, wanted to know if his shooting had hurt any innocent bystanders while he was being treated.

No one else was wounded when he apprehended the guy at the Mobil station in Caledonia on Tuesday. According to the Journal Times, the sheriff gave the Racine County Board a comprehensive account of what happened on Tuesday. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling of Racine County described the incident as a “very sad situation that ended in tragedy” during a press conference.

The Sheriff’s Department said in a statement, “The Sheriff’s Office is identifying the 32-year-old suspect, who committed a homicide and got into a shoot-out with a Sheriff’s Investigator (amongst other offenses), on July 13, 2021, as John R. McCarthy. The Sheriff’s Office continues to keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers,”

“The Sheriff’s Office is identifying the 22-year-old victim of the homicide that occurred on July 13, 2021, at the Pilot Travel Center, as Anthony F. Griger. We offer our prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and wife. The family is requesting their right to privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

On Facebook, a woman said, “This could have been anyone of us stopping for gas in the morning. Can’t imagine what his family and friends are going through. Condolences will never be sufficient. Heartbreaking. Tragic. Unbelievable.”

John McCarthy Murdered Anthony Griger

At 7:30 a.m., according to the sheriff, A shots fired call was received on July 14 at Pilot Travel Center, 13712 Northwestern Ave., Franksville.

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Elkhorn and Hartland are both in the southeastern part of Wisconsin, close to Milwaukee. The sheriff said, “A 32-year-old white male from Hartland approached a 22-year-old white male from Elkhorn who was simply putting gas in his car and was viciously executed,”

Schmaling went on to say about Griger’s family, “I personally watched this video of this horrific event, and I found it to be extremely disturbing and heart wrenching to view,”

“I can’t imagine the pain and suffering they’re experiencing.”

After brutally killing this 22-year-old man, the perpetrator then opened fire on another individual who was driving through the parking lot. Thankfully, no one was hurt, according to the sheriff.

A tip line has been created by the Sheriff’s Office at (262) 636-3990. The Sheriff’s Department noted that anyone with additional information on the incident can contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at that number.

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