Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Dies of Injuries

Nengmy Vang was shot in standoff with police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 1, 2017 11:14 AM CDT
People line on Schofield Avenue March 29, 2017, as Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland procession moves through in Schofield, Wis. Weiland was killed in the line of duty during a string of deadly...   (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP)

(Newser) – A northern Wisconsin man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that ended in a shootout with police died of his wounds Saturday, the AP reports. Nengmy Vang, 45, died at around 1:30am, state Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos said. Vang had been hospitalized since March 22, when police shot him during a standoff at his apartment in Weston, one of a cluster of small towns near Wausau, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. Investigators say Vang barricaded himself in the apartment after killing three people in a rampage that spanned three cities.

Investigators say Vang launched his attack after a domestic incident with his wife. The couple were going through a bitter divorce. It's not clear when or where the domestic dispute took place, but investigators have said Vang went to the Rothschild bank where his wife worked at around midday on March 22. He is accused of killing two of his wife's colleagues, Dianne Look and Karen Barclay, and then traveling to nearby Schofield, to kill his wife's divorce attorney, Sara Quirt Sann. He then fled to his apartment and barricaded himself inside. Investigators say he shot and killed Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland as Weiland was setting up a perimeter around the apartment. A standoff ensued before police shot Vang and took him into custody. (Read more shooting spree stories.)

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