Court records show that the husband in the divorce lived in the Weston apartment complex where the suspect was ultimately taken into custody after a standoff. "Officers are in contact right now with the suspect at the Aspen Street Apartments site, and are working to engage in communication with him", Baeten explained to the CBS Affiliate WSAW. Authorities said late Wednesday that there is no remaining threat to the public. Two people suffered gunshot wounds.
"I thought, what is going on?"
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has commended the law enforcement response to a series of shootings in the north of the state that left four people dead, including a police officer. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is now heading the case. He said officers went to the bank about 12:30 PM for a "domestic situation" and were called back 30 minutes later to find two people hurt by gunshots. "I know what a gun sounds like, and thought 'This isn't good, '" Hanson said.
Captain Baeten said officers then responded to a second scene near the law firm, and then a third scene on Aspen Street in Weston.
SWAT members entered the apartment building about 2:30 p.m., the Wausau Daily Herald reported. She said she was finally allowed to leave her apartment in early evening.
Kelly Hanson, 21, who lives at the apartment complex, told reporters that she looked outside of her apartment window and saw a squad auto.
"It's tragic that had to happen, but I think they did a good job out here today", she told the AP.
Schools and a town hospital were on lockdown in Rothschild on Wednesday, but the lockdowns have already been lifted, according to Fox 6. It will continue to be updated with additional information as WPR learns more. Officers later helped her and her daughter outside, Thompson said.
The Everest Metro officer who died Wednesday is the 278th Wisconsin officer killed while on duty and the 130th to have been fatally shot.