NewsLocal News


Husband, father and semi driver identified as second victim in fatal Kewaskum shooting

Carl N. Halvorsen
Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 23:32:13-05

KEWASKUM — The family has identified the second man shot and killed during a crime spree in Kewaskum last week.

Carl N. Halvorsen, 77, was born in Sheboygan and is survived by his wife, sister, two sons, daughter and stepchildren, according to his obituary.

The obituary states Halvorsen was an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. He worked as a semi-driver at Cedar Valley Cheese, based out of Belgium, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks for you to consider donations in Halvorsen's memory to the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association.

While authorities have not identified the victims, the families of both men shot and killed by the suspect have.

RELATED: Sons of Kewaskum murder victim say he died a hero

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice identified the suspect as Nicholas S. Pingel, 30 of West Bend. Authorities say he broke into the home of 72-year-old Ray Engelking and his wife, demanding keys to their car. As Engelking was arming himself for protection, Pingel took the gun and fatally shot Engelking.

Pingel then broke into the home of Carl Halvorsen, stole a shotgun and fatally shot him outside his garage, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office's initial investigation. Deputies arrived and exchanged fire with Pingel, who was later found dead nearby. An autopsy confirmed Pingel died from a bullet fired by a deputy, who has since been placed on administrative leave.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip