Update: Man who wounded Adams County sheriff’s deputy dies of injuries

| February 20, 2013
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Feb. 21, 2013 – 8:12 am

TOWN OF BIG FLATS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 55-year-old man who shot and wounded an Adams County sheriff’s deputy has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Adams County sheriff’s office says Thomas Costigan of West Allis was pronounced dead Wednesday evening.

The sheriff’s office says Costigan shot Deputy Todd Johnson Tuesday after Johnson and another deputy went to a house in the Town of Big Flats looking for Costigan’s wife.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13iocMO ) reports West Allis police had notified Adams County authorities that the woman, who had a no-contact order against Costigan, was reported missing and that she might be with him.

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

Johnson’s condition was not released.

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Feb. 20, 2013  2:40 pm

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.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Feb. 20, 2013

TOWN OF BIG FLATS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an Adams County sheriff’s deputy and a man have been shot and wounded.

The sheriff’s department says the deputy responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the Town of Big Flats about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. An officer from the Rome Police Department also responded.

WISC is reporting officers made contact with someone inside a home in Big Flats and shots were fired. The deputy and man were injured and were taken by helicopter to a trauma center.

No other details have been provided.

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