NEW INFORMATION: DA says Mauston shooting victims apparently targeted

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) -- Juneau County's district attorney says the man charged with shooting two women outside a Mauston bar apparently targeted the victims.

DA Michael Solovey says several other people were standing outside P.J.'s Bar and Grill with the two women when the defendant, Cody Treul, shot the victims last Friday. Twenty-nine-year-old Gail Howland was pronounced dead at a Mauston hospital. Twenty-three-year-old Ebony Lasher is hospitalized in Madison.

Solovey says he's not yet aware of a motive for the shooting. Treul was arrested in Mauston shortly after the shooting.

Treul is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety. Treul's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) -- Juneau County prosecutors say the man charged with fatally shooting a woman in Mauston is the victim's ex-boyfriend.

Twenty-nine-year-old Cody Treul is accused of killing Gail Howland and wounding Ebony Lasher. They were shot just after midnight Friday in a smoking area outside P.J.'s Bar and Grill. The 29-year-old Howland was pronounced dead at Hess Memorial Hospital. The 23-year-old Lasher is hospitalized in Madison.

A criminal complaint says several witnesses told police they saw Treul shooting at the two women. Treul was arrested in Mauston shortly after the shooting.

Treul is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety. Treul's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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MAUSTON, Wis. (WEAU)--Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting in Mauston.

The Mauston Police Department identified the suspect as 29 year-old Cody J. Treul of Mauston. Treul was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

Officers say the shooting happened last week behind P.J's Bar and Grill.
One of the victims, 29-year-old Gail Howland, was pronounced dead at a hospital. A second victim, 23-year-old Ebony M. Lasher, was also taken to the hospital where her condition is unknown.

The shooting is still under investigation.


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