By Shereen Siewert

Officers stand outside an apartment complex in Weston where one woman was found dead and police shot a male suspect early Friday, April 23, 2021. Photo: Shereen Siewert/Wausau Pilot & Review


One person is dead and a suspect, who was shot by police Friday morning, is in critical condition after an apparent domestic dispute at a Weston apartment complex, according to the Everest Metro Police Department.

At 9:45 a.m., police released the following details about the incident:

“The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in Village of
Weston, Wis. that occurred in the morning of Friday, April 23, 2021.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Everest Metro Police Officers were dispatched to respond to a report of a female requesting assistance. Officers entered the building and upon approaching the apartment, they heard a female screaming inside the apartment. Upon entry, officers were confronted by an armed male individual. During the incident, the officers discharged their weapons. The male individual has been transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
Upon entry to the apartment, officers located one deceased female.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

DCI is leading the investigation into both the officers discharging their weapons and the deceased female. DCI is assisted by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory and Marathon County Crime Victim Services. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.

DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Marathon County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is currently available.”

See the initial reporting below.

At least one person suffered multiple gunshot wounds at a Weston apartment complex overnight, according to initial scanner traffic.

Rescue crews were called at about 3:31 a.m. to a medical emergency at 5604 Ferge St., Weston, near Neupert Avenue. The person who was shot is male, but there’s no word on whether he is an adult or a juvenile.

Police sources will so far only confirm a “critical incident” at the scene. Everest Metro officers and investigators with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department are at the scene.

The victim’s condition has not been released and police have not said what led to the shooting.

A significant police presence remains as of 5:45 a.m. at the apartment complex.

No official details have been released but police say the public is not in danger.

This is a developing story that will be updated.