Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings
'Domestic situation' at bank escalated
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2017 2:03 AM CDT
Numerous law enforcement vehicles and SWAT teams respond a shooting at an apartment complex in Rothschild, Wis.   (T'xer Zhon Kha /The Post-Crescent via AP)
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(Newser) – A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators say. A suspect is in custody. The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon at a bank, a law firm, and an apartment complex, where officers, including a SWAT team, had a standoff with the suspect for several hours, ending in a volley of gunfire around 5pm, the AP reports. Authorities gave no details on the four victims or suspect in a news conference late Wednesday, but they said there was no remaining threat to the public.

The violence unfolded in a cluster of small towns south of Wausau, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. The officer worked for Everest Metro, a small, 27-officer force that serves Schofield and Weston. The first shooting was reported shortly after midday at Marathon Savings Bank in nearby Rothschild. Officers responding to a reported "domestic situation" at the bank arrived to find two people had been shot. They said the suspect was gone when they arrived. A second call came about 10 minutes later from a law firm in nearby Schofield. The third shooting happened at 1:30pm at the apartment complex. The Wasau Daily Herald reports that the slain officer is the first to die in the line of duty in Wisconsin this year.

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