Update-Home Invasion/Officer Involved Shooting
Date: February 3, 2021
Subject: Home Invasion/Officer Involved Shooting
Authority: Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis
Case #: Update to case 21-4120

As of 11 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations remain in the area of this complex crime scene that spans approximately .6 miles of Forestview Road in the Town of Kewaskum.

During the initial response to this incident, tactical resources were dispatched to the area to locate the suspect. During that search of nearby properties, SWAT officers located one additional victim that died of an apparent gunshot wound.

This tragic incident has left two innocent citizens dead, at different residences, as well as the lone suspect.

It is a sad day for the citizens of Washington County. On behalf of the sheriff’s office, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families of this senseless crime. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing whatever resources are necessary to provide the families with as much information and closure as we possibly can. The names of the victims are not being released at this time to allow families ample time to grieve for their loss and make appropriate notifications.

The Department of Criminal Investigations continues to run an independent investigation into the death of the suspect.