UPDATE: Missing Person Case Led to Adams Co. Shooting
Story By WJFW News Team
BIG FALTS - A missing person case from a Milwaukee suburb led to the shooting that injured an Adams County Deputy last night. What started as a missing person case in Milwaukee, ended with a suicide, and an Adams County deputy shot.
It happened last night, when West Allis police say a 52-year-old woman went missing.
Earlier in the day, police investigated a domestic violence incident between the woman and her husband, 55-year-old Thomas Costigan.
Police tracked the couple to property they own in Adams County.
Costigan fired at police when they went into the house.
43-year-old Deputy Todd Johnson was shot.
"At which time the subject presented a handgun, fired several rounds in the direction of the officers. The Adams County Deputy was struck by the gunfire and sustained injury," says an Adams County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson.
Police say the officers did not fire back, but Costigan shot himself.
Both Costigan and the deputy were taken by helicopter to a trauma center.
Costigan was pronounced dead earlier this evening.
NORTHWOODS - Children went back to school across the Northwoods Tuesday. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for anything.
Emergency workers say it's important to have a plan in place for all possible emergency situations. That plan should include emergency contacts, safe meeting locations, and emergency kits in homes and cars. Officials say taking time to plan and practice is crucial.
"Look at things before it happens," says Dawn Robinson, Oneida County Emergency Management Program Assistant. "Make sure your family, your loved ones, your neighbors, make sure everyone has a plan and practice those plans. That way when something does happen, it becomes more, that you know what to do, so be prepared as much as possible, and practice."
Part of being prepared is communication and knowing who to contact. Officials encourage parents to make sure that schools have up-to-date emergency contact information, especially for small children.
RHINELANDER - We'll enjoy great weather this week, but we know it won't last too long. Workers at golf courses across the area know that incoming fall weather spells the end of their season, so they're trying to capitalize on the next few weeks of warm forecasts.
PHILLIPS - About seven years ago, a driver killed a pedestrian walking across Lake Avenue, the main street in downtown Phillips. It was dark and misty that night, and the walker was trying to cross in the middle of a block.
But pedestrians are often at risk in Northwoods downtowns, even on sunny days, and even when they're using crosswalks.
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