Police detective, three others victims
identified in Wisconsin shooting
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[March 24, 2017]
By Timothy Mclaughlin
(Reuters) - Authorities on Thursday
identified four victims, including a veteran police officer, who were
killed during a shooting spree in central Wisconsin sparked by a
domestic violence incident.
Detective Jason Weiland, 40, of the Everest Metropolitan Police
Department was killed Wednesday afternoon during a standoff with a
45-year-old male suspect who had already killed three civilians, the
Wisconsin Department of Justice and local law enforcement said.
The other victims were identified as Dianne Look, 67, Karen Barclay, 62,
and Sara Quirt Sann, 43.
The suspect, who was a resident of Weston, Wisconsin but has not been
identified, was injured by police during a standoff at an apartment
complex. He remains in a local hospital under police custody.
The killings stemmed from an unidentified domestic violence incident and
the victim of the domestic violence was unharmed in the shooting spree,
the Department of Justice said.
Authorities declined to provide further details on the shootings or when
the domestic violence occurred, citing the ongoing investigation.
Police on Wednesday received a report of an active shooter in the town
of Rothschild at around 1:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), the Department of Justice
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The suspect visited the Marathon Savings Bank, killing Look and
Barclay, who were both employees of the bank. He then went to a law
office in nearby Schofield, Wisconsin where he killed Quirt Sann.
Police later converged on the apartment building in Weston, where
Weiland was fatally shot while establishing a police perimeter,
Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks told members of the media at a
news conference on Thursday.
Weiland spent 18 years as a police officer around Wausau, Wisconsin,
a city of about 39,000 located around 100 miles (160 km) west of
Green Bay. For the last 15 years, he had been a member of the
Everest police force, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
After a few hours of negotiation, the suspect exchanged gun fire
with officers, was injured and taken into custody.
(This story has been refiled to correct spelling of Wausau and its
population in tenth paragraph)
(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Andrew Hay)
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