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NEW INFORMATION: Man who shot deputy dies

By: WEAU Staff Email
By: WEAU Staff Email

UPDATE:
(WEAU) - Investigators say the man involved in a shooting has passed away. They say he's the one who fired shots at officers. The Adams Co. Sheriff's Dept. says 55-year-old Thomas Costigan of West Allis died Tuesday evening from a self-inflicted gunshot wound he sustained during the incident.

There's no word on the deputy's condition, but his name is Todd Johnson. The 43-year-old has been with the department for more than 5 years.

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TOWN OF BIG FLATS, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a missing person case in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis led to a shooting in Adams County of central Wisconsin that left a sheriff's deputy and a suspect wounded.

West Allis Acting Police Chief Charles Padgett says his department got a call around 6 p.m. Tuesday about a 52-year-old woman who was missing under suspicious circumstances. She had a no-contact order against her 55-year-old husband due to recent domestic incidents.

Authorities tracked them to Adams County, where the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. in a home in the Town of Big Flats.

Sheriff Sam Wollin says the suspect fired several shots at two officers, wounding the deputy before shooting himself. He says the officers did not return fire.

The extent of their injuries has not been released.
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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WEST ALLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On 02/19/13 at approximately 5:54 PM, the West Allis Police Department was notified of a person missing under suspicious circumstances. Investigation revealed that a 52 year old female from West Allis was missing from a residence in the 9800 block of W. Vigo Terrace since noon that date.

Officers received information that the female and her 55 year old spouse had recent marital and domestic incidents resulting in a no contact order being in place and that she may be with him in an unknown location under unknown circumstances.

Based on the situation described to officers, other law enforcement agencies were alerted that she was missing and may be endangered. Information was received that the family has a location in Adams Friendship that they frequent and a request was sent to law enforcement in that jurisdiction to check for them and on the welfare of the female involved.

Our agency was informed that an officer in the Adams Friendship area located the people in question and an incident occurred resulting in an officer being injured and the male suffered a gunshot wound.

The circumstances in Adams are referred to the law enforcement agencies investigating in that jurisdiction for any further comment and information.

The complete circumstances and events that occurred in West Allis are still under investigation by the detective bureau at the West Allis Police Department.
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The State Department of Criminal Investigation is at the scene of a house in Adams County where a police officer was shot.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department says a sheriff's deputy and another person were taken to a trauma center via helicopter after a shooting at the home north of Adams Friendship.

They say the deputy and a Town of Rome police officer were responding to a report of suspicious activity in a home when they made contact with man inside.

Shots were fired and both the deputy and man found inside were struck by gunfire.There's no word on their conditions this morning.


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