RACINE — A suburban
Milwaukee man is accused of fatally shooting his
girlfriend's new love interest at the victim's Racine
Troy Hoffman is charged
with first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 26
slaying of Chad Bickler in the town of Norway.
The 40-year-old New Berlin
man followed his girlfriend to Bickler's house and rammed
her car, according to a criminal complaint.
The woman fled on foot
after seeing that Hoffman had a gun, the complaint said.
Prosecutors said Hoffman
forced his way into Bickler's home, shot him and the
family dog, then left the house and fired at his
girlfriend nearby, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Hoffman is being held on
$750,000 cash bond. He's also charged with attempted
first-degree intentional homicide and mistreatment of
A preliminary hearing is
scheduled Jan. 9. His defense attorney did not immediately
return a call for comment.