Merrill woman killed by gunshot
Judge sets $25,000 cash bond for suspect
For the Star Journal
A Merrill man was charged in Lincoln County Court today with two felonies related to the death of woman in Merrill Tuesday. Tanner H. Graap, 27, is charged as a repeater with homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, also as a repeater. Circuit Judge Jay Tlusty set a cash bond of $25,000. According to court records the victim’s mother spoke at the hearing regarding conditions of Graap’s bond.
The Merrill Police Department stated in a press release that emergency services were dispatched to a city residence Tuesday morning.
“Upon arrival, a female victim was found to be unresponsive, and lifesaving measures were initiated,” Police Chief Corey Bennett stated in a press release. “She was transported to Aspirus Merrill Hospital, where she was ultimately pronounced deceased.”
According to Bennet, Graap was taken into custody immediately.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Scene Response unit is assisting with the investigation. Both the crime scene and the investigation are still considered active.
Name of the victim has not yet been released.
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