1 dead in Goodman shooting
Green Bay man led police on chase, then found shot
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 AM
TOWN OF GOODMAN — A man is dead after shooting at a couple from Illinois and a squad car, according to a press release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office.
A Marinette County Sheriff’s deputy instructs residents on how to reach their home on Shrine Road in the Town of Goodman. The road was blocked off because a man led police on a high-speed chase into that area. The man, a 35-year-old from Green Bay, was found by his vehicle, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department.
The man, believed to be 35 years old and from Green Bay, was found dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the Town of Goodman after shooting at police and instigating a high-speed chase.
“I am very relieved that nobody else got hurt,” said Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve after the incident.
Shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Marinette County Dispatch received calls of a suspect in a black Chevrolet Tahoe that had shot and hit their vehicle on U.S. 141 just south of Wausaukee. According to the press release, the victims kept the vehicle in sight until it pulled off the road and showed up again behind them and shot at their vehicle again on U.S. 141 just north of Wausaukee.
Two sheriff’s squads had spotted the suspect’s vehicle by that time and gave chase at high speeds while the suspect wove in and out of traffic, including on-coming traffic.
The chase continued west on U.S. 8 and the suspect reached out the window and fired a handgun at the pursuing deputies. The suspect then turned north onto Shrine Road in the Town of Goodman. According to the press release, the deputies believed the vehicle exited the road on a two-rut road, but they had lost sight of him.
The press release says officers spread out in the area where he was last seen. An armored vehicle and bearcat units from other agencies had been requested. When an armored vehicle arrived, officers went down the road and located the suspect vehicle.
The male suspect was located outside of the vehicle lying face down and was unresponsive. Officers believed he was deceased by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
At approximately 5:20 p.m., Lt. Jason Ducane posted on the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page that the situation was stabilized and the residents were not in danger.
No officers or citizens were injured in the incident and the investigation is led by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office.
The press release listed the following as assisting in the incident: The Niagara Police, Laona Police, Dickinson County Michigan Sheriff’s Officers, Forest and Florence County Deputies, Crandon Police, Oneida Sheriff, Brown County Sheriff, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wardens, Goodman Rescue, Beacon Ambulance and Marinette County Coroner George Smith.