Authorities have identified the victims in a string of connected shootings that happened Wednesday in Wisconsin.
At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said Dianne Look, 67, and Karen Barclay, 62, were fatally shot at Marathon Savings Bank.
At the Schofield law office, attorney Sara Quirt Sann, 43, was killed.
And the Everest Metro police officer involved was 40-year-old Jason Weiland. He was killed while responding to the scene at the Aspen Street Apartments on Ross Avenue in Weston.
Weiland is the first Everest Metro officer killed in the line of duty.
“Jason was a phenomenal officer and he was part of our family,” Sparks said, fighting back tears.
Authorities have not released the identity of the shooter, but police said it's a 45-year-old man from Weston.
He suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital. Police would not comment on his current condition, but they say the other officers involved are on standard administrative leave.
Officials confirmed this incident started as domestic violence, then it expanded into these shootings. The original victim of the domestic incident – the suspect's wife – was unharmed.
You can read the original story from earlier Thursday below.
Three civilians and one police officer were killed in a string of shootings across towns in northern Wisconsin Wednesday, with police saying the lone suspect is in custody.
It started around lunch time, and ultimately involved three different locations – a bank in Rothschild, a law office in Schofield, and an apartment building in Weston, WSAW reported.
The Wausau Daily Herald said the initial report was for a domestic incident at the Rothschild bank. Two people there had been shot, with the suspect gone when police arrived.
Shots were fired at the law office in Schofield, then there was a standoff at the apartment building in Weston for much of the afternoon, the paper said.
There are few details beyond that. The officer killed was from the Everest Metro Police Department, authorities said in a news conference Wednesday night (which you can see via WLUK-TV here). But when they were shot and how it happened haven't been explained.
Where the other three killings occurred also hasn't been revealed. The three towns are all next to each other, and just south of Wausau.
Authorities reiterated during the news conference that there is only one suspect, and that person is in custody. There is no danger to the public.
The Everest Metro officer is not being named at this time. This would be the first officer killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin this year, the Officer Down Memorial Page says. The site had recorded 28 officer deaths nationally through March 18 – eight of which had died from gunfire.
Authorities are expected to give an update at some point Thursday.
Other law enforcement agencies have been expressing their support and grief through social media posts.