DOJ: Suspect fatally shot by police in Wausau fired 1st
Updated: 6:49 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2020
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin authorities say a suspect who was fatally shot by police in Wausau was trying to steal vehicles and fired at officers first.
Both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff's Office were called Thursday night about someone trying to steal vehicles.
After officers confronted the armed suspect, authorities say the suspect fired at police. Police fired back at the suspect, who fell to the ground.
The suspect pointed the gun at officers, and police shot at the suspect again.
No officers were hurt.
Authorities have not released the name of the person who died of the officers involved.
Posted: 6:13 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2020
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Police say a suspect is dead following a police shooting in Wausau.
Both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the shooting on the city’s west side about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from police. No officers were injured.
Police sent out an initial safety alert about 5 p.m. asking people to stay away from the area, which is near the Urban West apartment complex and Northcentral Technical College.
Police have asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation to lead the case, which is standard for an officer-involved shooting.
Authorities have not provided any further details.