Elderly Waukesha shootout suspect heads to court Thursday

CREATED Oct 25, 2012

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WAUKESHA - The suspect in a domestic violence situation that sparked a police shootout in Waukesha was expected to enter a courtroom Thursday.

Dick Petarius, 76, shot twice at officers at his ex-wife's condominium earlier this week.

Officers fired back 26 times.

Neighbors say the building was riddled with bullets.

"If that would have hit somebody, any of those, I think this would have really been a disaster," said Barbara Klabunde, a family friend.

Petarius' ex-wife has a broken arm.

He remains in jail.