Police: Mauston man shot ex-girlfriend

Woman killed, another injured

Published On: Jun 03 2013 09:54:58 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 05 2013 01:44:21 PM CDT
Cody Treul
MAUSTON, Wis. -

The Mauston woman shot at a bar on Friday had dated the man police arrested for the shooting, according to reports.

Cody J. Treul, 29, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide after a shooting that left Gail Howland, 29, dead in downtown Mauston Friday morning.

Police said the incident happened just after midnight behind P.J.'s Bar and Grill in the 300 block of East State Street in Mauston.

Treul was also arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting of Ebony M. Lasher, 23, of Mauston. She was taken to Hess Memorial Hospital and then to a Madison hospital.

A criminal complaint states that numerous witnesses told police they saw Treul shooting at Howland and Lasher in a smoking area outside the bar. One witness said he followed Treul after the shooting.

Police arrested Treul at an address on State Street in Mauston at 12:54 a.m. Officers said Treul was in possession of a gun when he was arrested, and three bullets were found at the scene.

Howland died from multiple gunshot wounds, and Lasher was shot twice, according to the criminal complaint.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness told police Treul and Howland had been in a relationship. A relative of Howland told News 3 the two had been on a couple dates.

Treul has no criminal history and is a master sergeant. in the National Guard.

Treul's bail was set at $2 million cash today in court and his initial trial was scheduled for 9 a.m. June 19.