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UPDATE: Tomahawk shooting suspect, victim identifiedSubmitted: 11/17/2017
UPDATE: Tomahawk shooting suspect, victim identified
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

TOMAHAWK -
UPDATE: The suspected shooter from a homicide in Tomahawk has been identified as Eric Lee Moen, 32.  Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins confirmed Moen is being held in the Lincoln County Jail for a 1st-degree intentional homicide charge.

The Lincoln County Clerk of Courts reports Moen is being held on a $1 million cash bond.  He has yet to appear in court, but an initial appearance has been set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Online court records show Moen was convicted of various traffic offenses.  He was also convicted of misdemeanor battery in Portage County from a 2002 case.

Elvins plans to release more information Friday afternoon.




Tomahawk police identified the victim in the city's first shooting homicide in years.  Friday morning, Police Chief Al Elvins announced Charles K. Ramp, 52, was shot and killed outside his home on W. Mohawk Drive Thursday night.

Police arrested the suspected shooter, a 32-year-old man from Wausau, but did not identify him.  The suspect was found about 130 miles away in Lake Hallie, which is near Eau Claire.


Officers responded to a 911 call from Ramp's wife around 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Ramp had been shot in his driveway with a long gun. Elvins wouldn't say if the gun was a rifle or shotgun. Medics took Ramp to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where he died.

Elvins said Ramp and the suspect knew each other for about 4 1/2 years. Police believe the suspect went to the home before Ramp got there and talked with two people inside.  When Ramp arrives, the suspect followed him outside into the driveway, where Ramp was shot.

"They didn't notice anything unusual... he wasn't acting strange or like he was in duress or anything," Elvins said of the other people in the home.

The suspect fired several shots. At least one went into the home and caused debris to fly that hit a person inside. Elvins said that person was only bruised, but that police would recommend charges for that injury as well.

Police from Lincoln County drove out to Lake Hallie to pick up the suspect. He was found in a parking lot outside "an establishment."  Elvins said the suspect didn't resist arrest.

"He said he was heading west and that's as much as I'm going to release on that part of it," Elvins said.

Police brought the suspect back to Tomahawk by 3:10 a.m., when officers then interviewed him.

"No way he could explain it," Elvins said. "He said, 'I don't know why I did it.'"

Elvins does not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the shooting.

"I'm not going to say he thought about it for days, but it appears that he may have thought about it for a couple hours prior to coming up here," Elvins said.

The suspect will appear in Lincoln County court at some point Friday.

This story will be updated.


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