Wisconsin police officer, 3 others dead in shooting spreeFRONT LINE FAMILIES
ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — An Everest Metro police officer and three other people were killed in a shooting spree Wednesday afternoon.
Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks confirmed the deaths at a press conference shortly after 8 p.m. CT Wednesday. The shooter was in police custody, Sparks said. He declined to release names of those involved pending notification of family.
Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten first confirmed in an afternoon press conference that a police officer had been shot. Baeten could not confirm the officer’s identity.
A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporter at the scene said she heard numerous loud sounds consistent with gunshots at roughly 4:55 p.m., and within 15 minutes an ambulance had sped away from the scene with its lights flashing and siren sounding, and police began to leave. The standoff appeared to have ended.