Rothschild, WI - What started as a domestic violence incident in Marathon County on Wednesday left an Everest Metro Police Officer and three other people dead.
According to USA Today, the incident was first reported around 12:27 PM at the Marathon Savings Bank in the village of Rothschild. Police Officers responded to the bank for a 'domestic situation.' Upon arrival, they found two gunshot victims. The suspect had fled before their arrival.
Shots were then reported at a nearby law firm about 1:10 PM. Police Officers responded to the Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks law firm in the city of Schofield.
A third call of shots fired was then reported about 1:30 PM at the Aspen Street apartments, located on the corner of Aspen Street and Ross Avenue in the village of Weston.
The suspect was located at the apartment complex and barricaded himself inside an apartment. A stand-off began and SWAT teams entered the building around 2:30 PM
Residents from the apartment building were evacuated and the local schools were placed on lockdown.
At about 4:55 PM, the suspect was taken into custody as gunshots rang out . No further information was released as to the suspect's identity or his condition. He was transported to a local hospital.
Captain Baeten of the Everest Metro Police Department called this incident a "complex investigation."
The Rothschild, Everest Metro, Wausau, and Mosinee Police Department, responded to assist along with the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Department of Justice, Department of Criminal Investigation and Marathon, Oneida, Langlade and Lincoln County Sheriff's Departments.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice is conducting the investigation. Details have not yet been released as to when the Everest Metro Police Officer or the other victims were shot and killed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen Everest Metro Police Officer or the three other victims.
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