Still No Motive After Shooter Kills Man at Pilot K Gas Station in Caledonia, Wisconsin

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A man filling up his car at a Wisconsin gas station was shot and killed by another man on Tuesday, with the suspect fleeing the scene and dying soon after in a shootout with an undercover sheriff’s investigator. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Motive still unknown for a shooting at the Pilot Travel Center gas station on Highway K (Northwestern Avenue) near I-94 in Caledonia, Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The shooter, a 32 year-old white male from Hartland, killed a 22 year-old white male from Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

The shooter then drove his vehicle about 2 miles southeast on Highway K to a Mobil gas station near Howell Road in Franksville (Caledonia) after attempting a carjacking while shooting at another victim in a car at the first gas station. The second victim got away without injuries.




The shooter was found dead at the Mobil gas station, about 2 miles southeast of the first shooting scene, after a shootout with an undercover sheriff’s investigator. The shooter approached the undercover investigator, gunfire was exchanged, and the investigator was struck in the pelvis. The investigator is recovering at Ascension All Saints Hospital.

The shooter, identified as John R. McCarthy of Hartland, was struck in the exchange of gunfire, but the Wisconsin Department of Justice said the shooter shot himself in the head after he was shot during the shootout with the investigator.

The shooting victim at the first gas station was identified as Anthony Griger, 22, of Elkhorn.

Racine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Franksville became part of the newly established village of Caledonia on March 20, 2006.

Route from Pilot Travel Center to Mobil Gas Station

Just yards off a busy interstate, investigators say a gunman inexplicably, and perhaps randomly, picked a young man pumping gas and executed him. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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