Cedarburg man fatally shot along I-43 in Port Washington was Air Force veteran

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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The 41-year-old man who was fatally shot along I-43 and Northwoods in Port Washington on Friday, Oct. 30 was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Police say Joshua Terry enjoyed playing basketball with friends, working out at the YMCA in Saukville, and was called a "gentle giant" by those who knew him. 

According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, Terry relaxed by going for a drive and listening to music, which is what he was doing the evening he was killed.

Officials say the investigation of the scene revealed "minor vehicle contact" occurred which resulted in an interaction between the two drivers. Terry was shot on the side of the roadway and ultimately died due to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homicide appears to be an isolated incident. Witnesses told police that the suspect fled in a vehicle north on I-43 at a high rate of speed. 

The victim was driving a 2013 white four-door Kia Optima during the time of the incident. 

Officials say the family is setting up a reward fund. Information regarding the reward fund will be provided once made available. 

"As one can imagine the weight of this incident on Joshua's family," Ozaukee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said. "The family has asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of Joshua, please respect their wishes. The family has asked any inquiries to be directed to the Sheriff's Office to Detective Buechler or Detective Steger."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office at 262-284-7172, . 


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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office has identified the homicide victim in Port Washington as 41-year-old Joshua Terry from the City of Cedarburg.

The Sheriff's Office continues to request assistance from the public to provide any information regarding this incident. 

Officials ask if you were traveling on I43 northbound or southbound between STH (exit 96) and CTH H (exit 100) around 6:40 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, and you have information regarding any cars that may be involved in this incident, contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office at 262-284-7172, 


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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the homicide of a 41-year-old Cedarburg man.

It happened near I43 and Northwoods in Port Washington on Friday, Oct 30 around 6:40 p.m. 

Officials say the investigation of the scene revealed "minor vehicle contact" occurred which resulted in an interaction between the two drivers. The victim was shot on the side of the roadway and ultimately died due to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police initially responded to a report of a possible car versus pedestrian crash and upon arrival, found the victim. 

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public to provide any information regarding the incident, specifically regarding a vehicle of interest that was observed traveling northbound on I43 at a high rate of speed immediately after the incident. Police say the car exited at CTH H in Port Washington then traveled back southbound on I43.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the vehicle involved, contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office at 262-284-7172.


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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death after locating a dead man near I43 and Northwoods in Port Washington Friday, Oct. 30.

Officials say the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible vehicle vs pedestrian crash around 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, a dead man was located. The offending vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival. Officials say the circumstances surrounding the incident are "suspicious" and the deceased was not struck by a car. 

Police are specifically interested in witnesses who may have seen a car traveling northbound on I43 at a high rate of speed immediately after the incident, exited at CTH H in Port Washington, then traveled back southbound on I43.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office at 262-284-7172. 


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