Jamaican identified as shooter in mass murder at a spa

Photo of shooting suspect, Radcliffe Haughton Photo provided by Brookfield Police Department.

WISCONSIN, United States, Oct 22, CMC – The lone suspect in a mass shooting at a spa in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday has been identified as a Jamaican born national.

The authorities said that 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, was found dead at the scene with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooting incident at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield left at least three people dead and four others injured but it was not immediately clear whether Haughton was being counted as among the victims.


Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said Haughton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found in the spa.

Authorities said they believed the shooting was related to a domestic dispute. The man had a restraining order against him.

Police released little about Haughton other than a physical description and a photo, but media reports said that Haughton had described himself as being divorced and a graduate of Wheeling High School in 1985 in Illinois.  He had named his employer as Haughton International Fairs and claimed that his hometown was Kingston, Jamaica.

The carnage marked the second mass shooting at a US beauty spa in recent days.

Last Thursday, a gunman killed three women and wounded another at a beauty salon in suburban Orlando, Florida. He later committed suicide.