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Wisconsin man shoots and kills co-worker after 7 days on the job

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – An employee who had worked only seven days at a Wisconsin company has been arrested for shooting and killing his co-worker.

According to the Janesville Police Department, on April 26 around 4:30 p.m. a 9-1-1 call came in indicating that a Precision Drawn Metals employee had been shot in the back. When officers arrived, several people were seen leaving the building.

The suspect has been identified as Kevin Todd, 23, of Evansville and was an employee of Precision Drawn Metals. Todd’s vehicle was later found and authorities attempted to stop it.

Eventually, Todd pulled over and was arrested without incident. Officials say Todd said he didn’t stop right away because the area was “hilly” and didn’t want officers in danger with traffic.

Todd was arrested approximately 45 minutes after the 9-1-1 call. The following items were found inside Todd’s car:

  • six guns
  • Ammunition
  • Small amount of marijuana
  • More than $2,000 in cash

The victim died of his injuries. Officials say the victim is a 30-year-old man from Janesville who knew Todd.

Todd told authorities he was bullied in the workplace, but police say his accusation is not supported by any statements from employees or management. It was apparently Todd’s seventh day on the job.

Authorities said Todd will be charged with:

  • First degree homicide
  • Three counts of 1st degree reckless endangerment of security

Incident still under investigation, full press conference can be viewed here. Local 5 will update this story if more details are released.