Nicholas Pingel Wiki – Nicholas Pingel Biography
Nicholas Pingel was identified as the American gunman who shot and killed two innocent homeowners in a series of home invasions in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation.
Nicholas Pingel Age
Nicholas Pingel is 30 years old.
Killed Two People
According to the Sheriff’s Department’s release, the sequence of events started on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, around 2:30 p.m, when the suspect “stole a car in the City of West Bend.”
About 15 minutes later, the suspect crashed that car in the Town of Kewaskum at Forest View Road north of Ridge Road, the release says, “after he failed to negotiate a curve which resulted in a roll-over accident.”
At that point, say authorities, “He came back into the residence and physically assaulted the elderly couple. The suspect once again exited the home in an attempt to steal the car. The male homeowner retrieved a handgun for protection. Tragically, the suspect was able to overpower the victim and took control of the gun. He then fatally shot the 72-year-old male homeowner.”
“The suspect then fled on foot to another residence in the 8200 block of Forest View Road where he encountered another resident,” the release states.
“The suspect obtained a shotgun in the home and fatally shot the 77-year-old male resident just outside his garage. The suspect then fled the residence. This homicide was unwitnessed. All of the victims throughout this incident were random and unknown to the suspect.”
Two “innocent citizens” died in the deadly chain of events in the town of Kewaskum, murdered with their own weapons, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department says.
In one case, a 72-year-old homeowner, Engelking, was disarmed by a gun he retrieved for protection and murdered in front of his wife.
In the second case, a 77-year-old homeowner was shot at his garage after the suspect found a shotgun inside his house, according to the sheriff’s February 5 release.
Nicholas Pingel has a criminal history in Wisconsin court records. He has open misdemeanor charges for battery and disorderly conduct.
He also has a 2016 criminal conviction for disorderly conduct, a 2015 conviction for criminal trespass to a dwelling, and felony convictions for multiple burglary convictions.
Cause of Death
Pingel died at the scene. At the scene, the first arriving deputies encountered an armed suspect on Forest View Road. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Goodman and the suspect exchanged gunfire, and the suspect was struck with law enforcement round.
Pingel was killed Feb. 3 during a shootout with Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Goodman, according to the news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
According to the DOJ statement, “local law enforcement were called to Forest View Road in the Town of Kewaskum following a 911 phone call from a resident reporting a subject that forced his way into the residence demanding the keys to a vehicle.”
DCI is leading the investigation in the officer-involved shooting with assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and the DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services.