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DOJ: Suspect Fatally Shot by Police in Wausau Fired First

Wisconsin authorities say a suspect who was fatally shot by police in Wausau was trying to steal vehicles and fired at officers first. Wisconsin authorities say a suspect who was fatally shot by police in Wausau was trying to steal vehicles and fired at officers first. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Associated Press
Created: January 18, 2020 03:46 PM

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin authorities say a suspect who was fatally shot by police in Wausau was trying to steal vehicles and fired at officers first.

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Both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff's Office were called Thursday night about someone trying to steal vehicles.

After officers confronted the armed suspect, authorities say the suspect fired at police. Police fired back at the suspect, who fell to the ground.

The suspect pointed the gun at officers, and police shot at the suspect again. No officers were hurt.

Authorities have not released the name of the person who died of the officers involved.

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