Dead, Including Police Officer, After Wisconsin Bank Shootout

  • Dead, Including Police Officer, After Wisconsin Bank Shootout

Dead, Including Police Officer, After Wisconsin Bank Shootout

Three people and a police officer were killed in a series of shootings in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

"On behalf of the entire State of Wisconsin, Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims, to Chief Wally Sparks and all members of the Everest Metropolitan Police Department, and to the Rothschild, Schofield, and Weston communities".

The names of the four dead also were not released.

In a news conference Wednesday night, the police confirmed one person is in custody and there are no more threats, according to a report in Fox 11 News.

The first shooting occurred at a Marathon Savings Bank, where officers responded to reports of a domestic situation. He said the suspect was gone when officers arrived. The shootings happened in two nearby towns about 90 miles west of Green Bay. It will continue to be updated with additional information as WPR learns more.

At 1:30 p.m., a third call came from the Aspen Street Apartments complex in Weston, Everest police said.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has confirmed the identity of the police office shot and killed on Wednesday as Detective Sergeant Jason Weiland, a 15-year veteran of the Everest Metro PD.

Dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles were responding after a shooting was reported in Rothschild. On being informed, the police rushed to the spot, following which a SWAT team and the officers had a standoff with the suspect late afternoon.

"This is a complex, ongoing investigation involving three crime scenes and multiple victims of shootings at those locations", Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten explained. Hanson said she stayed in her apartment until about 4:45 p.m. when she heard a volley of about 10 shots and began to "freak out". She stated that she continued to remain inside her apartment until nearly 5pm, when she heard about 10 gunshots and started to panic. Thompson, 21, said she had her 2-year-old daughter in the apartment. Sey, who said he had moved to Wisconsin from Gambia, said he didn't understand why such things happen in America.