MARINETTE — Two men died Friday evening in northern Marinette County — one as the result of an apparent homicide and the other from an officer-involved shooting.
The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the first death as a homicide. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the second death, as is protocol in an officer-involved shooting.
The incident happened in Goodman. The names of the deceased or the officer(s) involved have not been released.
According to the DOJ, the incident was an isolated incident, is contained, and the public is not at risk.
About 5 p.m. Friday, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible homicide and location of a suspect at a residence in Goodman. Law enforcement responded to the residence and the suspect fled the home by vehicle, the DOJ said in a release. In the home was a deceased male.
Law enforcement followed the suspect as he fled the home. The vehicle came to a stop, the individual exited the car and pointed a firearm at law enforcement, according to the DOJ. Law enforcement fired on and struck the individual. The suspect died at the scene, the DOJ stated.
No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.
The officer(s) involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.
The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of the first deceased male. DCI is investigating the officer-involved shooting. All involved law enforcement personnel are fully cooperating with DCI during the investigation, according to the DOJ release.
DCI is continuing to review the evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Marinette County District Attorney when the investigation completes.
Also assisting in the investigations are the Marinette County DA’s office, the county medical examiner, Goodman Fire and Rescue, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the Forest County Sheriff’s Office, the Marinette Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories.
More information will be released when it becomes available.