Yesterday, the Wausau community was struck by a bad tragedy when four victims, including an officer with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department, were shot dead. Police said that the man was trying to shoot his wife but ended up killing two bank employees, an attorney and a police officer. The shootings took place in Rothschild, Schofield and Weston, three small towns about 90 miles west of Green Bay.
According to the information released on the current investigation, this incident was motivated by a domestic incident and not a bank robbery.
The civilian victims have been identified as Dianne M. Look, 67, Karen L Barclay, 62, and Sara H. Quirt Sann, 43.
Officials said Weiland was among officers who responded to the apartment complex in Weston following attacks at the bank in nearby Rothschild and the law firm in Schofield.
A 45-year-old male suspect is in custody at a local hospital after suffering nonfatal gunshot wounds following a standoff at an apartment complex in Winston, said Jason Smith, a deputy administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation, at the Thursday press conference. His LinkedIn page said he had also worked as a narcotics detective for the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, and as a police officer and corrections officer for Marathon City and Marathon County.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has commended the law enforcement response to a series of shootings in the north of the state that left four people dead, including a police officer.
The bank shooting was reported around midday.
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For the last 15 years, he had been a member of the Everest police force, the Department of Justice said in a statement. He is survived by his wife and two children and was a devoted Packers fan.
Janet Schoenfeldt, who owns a hair salon behind the bank, said she was at the front desk when squad cars poured into the parking lot, followed by ambulances.
The chief said Look had been the branch manager at the bank since 1998. About 20 minutes later, police received a call from an apartment building in Weston. She is survived by one daughter and two granddaughters, aged 4 and 7.
Barclay moved to Wisconsin in 1993 and was employed at Marathon Savings Bank for more than five years.
Associated Press writers Jeff Baenen, Doug Glass and Steve Karnowski in Minneapolis, and Gretchen Ehlke in Milwaukee contributed to this report.
Dozens of police vehicles were still parked in front of the apartment building Thursday where the suspect allegedly shot and killed an Everest Metro officer.
Multiple law enforcement agencies will be helping the Everest Metro Police Department with patrol coverage for the time being.