Father Arrested in Connection to Shooting Death of 19-Year-Old Son

April 16, 2018 10:51 PM

St. Croix County law enforcement sources said 42-year-old Kayle Fleischauer is in the St. Croix County Jail on $500,000 bond in connection with the shooting death of his 19-year-old son, Chase Fleischauer, of St. Paul.

An 911 call early Saturday morning led St. Croix County Sheriff's Deputies to the home of Kayle Fleischauer near New Richmond, Wisconsin.  His son, Chase Fleischauer was found with a gunshot wound to the head.


Jordan Cich told said she dated Chase Fleischauer at Tartan High School and the two were still close friends, even though Fleischauer was attending St. Cloud State University and Jordan attends college in Wisconsin.

RELATED: 1 Killed, 1 in Custody Following Shooting in St. Croix County 

"He just had the biggest heart and was always so kind to me," Cich said.  "He would always make people feel comfortable and would do anything to help others."

Jordan's sister, Elaina Cich, said Chase was the kind of person whose smile would light up a room. She added that he would always put others needs before his own.

"He just had a great soul and heart," she said. "He loved my sister and you could just tell by the way he looked at her that he loved her and cared about her very much."

Fleischauer's father is expected to be charged with first-degree homicide at the St. Croix County Courthouse, in Hudson, Wisconsin Tuesday morning.

"I just started screaming when I heard what happened," Jordan Cich said  "I just couldn't believe it and just started screaming 'why', because this just isn't fair."

Cich said Chase Fleischauer had gone to spend the night at his father's home in New Richmond with his sister Friday, but he lived full time at his mother's home in St. Paul.


Jay Kolls

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