Homicide in Barron

posted Dec 29, 2020, 9:24 AM by News Room   [ updated Dec 30, 2020, 4:04 AM ]

Tuesday December 29, 2020 - A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting a man dead in Barron. 

On Monday at about 4:45pm the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a male subject that was shot in the City of Barron. 

While en route to the scene authorities got a call from a subject stating he was the shooter. He was later taken into custody in the Justice Center parking lot. 

The initial investigation shows it was a possible road rage incident with 20 year old Clayton Lauritsen of Cumberland shooting 45 year old Lauritz Robertson of Barron. Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Sheriff’s Department says this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. 

Laurtisen is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of 2nd Degree Intentional Homicide. Formal charges are expected later this week.