- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Bail is set at $1 million for an Eau Claire man suspected of fatally shooting his neighbor in her home over the weekend.

The 44-year-old man was in court Monday for a bond hearing. He has not been formally charged.

Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Jenny Ward. Authorities say the suspect and Ward were neighbors.

The Leader-Telegram reports Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King said during the hearing that the suspect confronted the woman in her home around 6:30 a.m. Saturday before shooting her several times. King says both of the woman’s children were home and called police.

Police arrived and stopped the suspect trying to leave in a pickup. King says a rifle was found in the truck.

The suspect returns to court Thursday. He remains in jail.

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Information from: Leader-Telegram, https://www.leadertelegram.com/

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