Minnesota woman among 2 killed in Wisconsin home

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A Minnesota woman and her sister were fatally shot at the home of a former sheriff's deputy in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Friday.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the two homicide victims as Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollesbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, according to the City of Fitchburg's website.

Both Steele and Tollesbol attended high school in Stillwater, Minnesota, the Stillwater Current reports.

Officials have arrested Steele's husband, a 39-year-old former Dane County deputy, in connection with the shooting, but he hasn't been formally charged, Channel 3000 says. BringMeTheNews does not typically name suspects who haven't been charged.

Police were called to the Madison-area home at 12:15 p.m. Friday where they found one of the victim's bodies and took the suspect into custody, reports say. The second victim was taken to the hospital and later died.

The suspect was also taken to the hospital with injuries, WMTV reports. Police haven't elaborated on how he was injured, but said it wasn't inflicted by law enforcement officials. His condition is unknown.

Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff called the homicides horrific, but insisted this was an isolated incident and the community is safe, Channel 3000 says.

The Wisconsin State Journal says the suspect was diagnosed in June with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and retired from the sheriff's office. The suspect's wife had started raising money for her husband's upcoming medical needs through the website Give Forward, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says.

The suspect's sister-in-law was helping with the fundraising effort, according to reports.

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