Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dad abducts 3-year-old child, after critically wounding the mother (Janesville, Wisconsin)

I'm still catching up from last week, so this is a story I am just now following up on now.

There is something very peculiar going on in Janesville. If you read this account carefully, it is clear that what happened here is that dad JOHN TEK broke into his ex-girlfriend's house, and brought along his buddy as the gun-toting strong man. Two people, including the ex-girlfriend, were critically shot. Police don't seem to be sure who actually did the shooting (they suspect it was the buddy), but it seems to me that the whole incident had to have been orchestrated by the father, so ultimately the responsibility has to rest with him.

Now it appears that all this was a set up to kidnap/abduct this woman's child--though the fact that the injured woman is apparently the child's mother (and Tek the apparent father) is not spelled out very clearly at all. And I'm not sure why. Is it now taboo to simply state that the child's mother was nearly killed by the child's father?

And what in the world is this crap? The child went "willingly"?! What the hell does "willingly" mean in this context, when you're mother was nearly shot to death--either by your daddy or daddy's "friend"? And what does this reporter mean about "no force" being involved? Two people we're critically shot in this child's home!

Make no bones about it. This is a case of attempted murder and felony kidnapping--despite all the efforts to minimize or confuse what took place here.


Two critical in Janesville shooting
Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

JANESVILLE — Two Janesville men were in custody after a Thanksgiving Day shooting that left two people in critical condition, Janesville police reported.

At 6:20 p.m., Janesville authorities responded to a report of a shooting at 407 S. High St., across the street from Fourth Ward Park, according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department.

Officers secured the scene and began CPR on one of the victims until paramedics took over.

The two victims were transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville.

One of the shooting suspects, John Tek, 27, Janesville, was in custody shortly after the incident. Police found him at his home on Park Street, near the site of the shooting, Deputy Police Chief John Olson said.

One of the victims is Tek’s ex-girlfriend, Olson said.

A 3-year-old child left the house with Tek, Olson said. There was no indication that Tek used force; the child went willingly with him, Olson said.

Later in the evening three children were seen leaving the home on High Street with an adult, according to WISC-TV Channel 3.

The other suspect in the incident, Samuel A. Morrow, 25, Janesville, left the area in a dark-colored Dodge Durango, according to the news release.

Just after 10 p.m., a Janesville Police officer spotted Morrow’s Durango in the parking lot behind Wilson Elementary School, 465 Rockport Road, Janesville.

Morrow was taken into custody without incident, Olson said.

Police think Morrow was the shooter, Olson said, but police did not list specific charges in the arrests.

Police continue to investigate.