No decision made yet on possible charges from deadly Slinger shooting
Todd Hicks and The WTMJ News Team
SLINGER- Washington County's district attorney doesn't plan to make a decision Monday on possible charges against a person who shot an alleged intruder over the weekend, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Officials continue their investigation Monday after the arrest of a suspect following a deadly shooting of Bo Morrison, 20, that is likely to involve the so-called castle doctrine.
Wisconsin's new castle doctrine presumes homeowners are justified when using deadly force against intruders. The law covers places like patios, porches and garages.
Friends of the man killed near the scene of an underage drinking party say they want the man who pulled the trigger to be held accountable in the death.
"My son died, killed, shot to the heart," Lauri Morrison says. "From the neighbor on the porch. Like an animal."
Danielle Alvaro and a group of friends were at a Friday night party at a house on the 100 block of North Kettle Moraine in the town of Slinger when chaos broke out.
"We were hiding from the cops," Alvaro says. "We didn't want to get under age drinking tickets."
Party-goers scattered, including Bo Morrison. The 20-year-old Morrison ran next door to hide in an enclosed porch. The couple that lives there told Slinger Police someone was breaking into their home. That's when he was shot and killed.
Alvaro insists that isn't what happened.
"He felt threatened?" Alvaro says. "Whatever he wants to say. He knew we were kids at this party."
TODAY'S TMJ4's Todd Hicks tried to get the homeowners' side of the story, but no one answered at their Slinger home.
Sunday, Bo's circle of friends gathered to offer each other support.
"This is like your heart getting crushed into two halves and you don't know which half to take," friend C.J. Catozzi says.
Friends say even though Bo has had past ruins with the law, what happened early Saturday was no crime. These friends want the shooter to face justice.
"We can't have Bo back, and Bo can't tell his side of the story because he took him away," Alvaro says.
The shooter was arrested Saturday, but was later released.
"Why not shoot my son in the leg and call 911?" Morrison says.
The DA is reviewing the case.
"He took my son's life with one shot," Morrison says. "But killed six of us in our family. His father, me and all the kids are distraught. He took a whole family out with one bullet."