Four Dead, Including One Officer, in Northern WI Shootings

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A police officer and three others are dead following a shooting spree  that began as a “domestic situation” Wednesday afternoon in northern Wisconsin, reports the Wausau Daily Herald. The shooter was in custody. Police were withholding names of the victims and many other details. Authorities said shots were fired at a series of locations beginning shortly after noon at Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild, Wis., 90 miles northwest of Green Bay. Officers found two people shot there and the suspect gone.

Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten said shots were reported 45 minutes later at the law firm Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks in nearby Schofield. A third call came at 1:30 p.m. from an apartment complex in Weston, where the shooting suspect stayed for the remainder of the afternoon. Baeten said officers communicated with him from where he was inside the complex. It is unclear where and when the officer, employed by Everest Metro police, was shot. SWAT teams entered one of the apartment buildings at about 2:30 p.m. The standoff ended just before 5 p.m., when numerous gunshots were heard near the apartments.

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