- Park Falls residents don't know exactly what happened, but they know what they saw last night. Police have confirmed a woman in Park Falls is dead. "And I'm like looking outside, here we got AK-47's pointing at the house and all you hear is "get down on the ground" and they were running over there and they got him on the ground, I don't know if he came out the back door, or what he did. But, they got him," said neighbor James Kolanowski. Around 5:30 p.m. officers responded to the 200 block of 2nd Avenue North.
A female victim was transported to the hospital by squad car where she later died.From that point Police Chief Scott Straetz says they began a death investigation. The cause of death is not being released at this time. Kolanowski watched the police investigation from his front window. He says a family was living at the home. "It never happens here, and pretty much I wouldn't say it shouldn't have escalated to this point, but they did have family problems, they were always arguing and stuff. I knew that for a fact because my son was friends with them," said Kolanowski. Kolanowski says police continued to investigate the scene until early morning hours. Neighbors can't believe what happened. "All's I can say is that it's a big shock to the community, I mean, everybody was outside looking. Obviously, something like that happens up here, that don't happen every day," said Kolanowski. The Department of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation.
Story By: Hayley Tenpas