Prosecutors Not Sure Why Pastor Was Target
Prosecutors in Milwaukee ended their investigation into a shooting at a March church service without determining the exact reason why the gunman carried out a vendetta against the pastor and his family, killing seven people and then himself.
Waukesha County Dist. Atty. Paul Bucher said that Terry Ratzmann, 44, selected the pastor’s family “for execution, and then randomly opened up fire after that, ultimately taking his own life.”
“Ratzmann, for various reasons, felt the church, particularly the pastor, was responsible for some of the issues Mr. Ratzmann was dealing with -- depression, employment issues, financial issues,” Bucher said.