2 shot dead in Pound


Staff Writer

TOWN OF POUND, Wis. – Two shootings resulted in the death of a man in his 20s and a man in his 70s in Marinette County on Monday night.

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that at 10:09 p.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office received a call from a man who said he had found a suspicious person at his family cabin off North 5th Road in the town of Pound.

Sauve said the caller then stated the suspicious person was armed.

Shortly after that, the sheriff’s office received a call of a vehicle that had crashed into a residence in the same area.

Officers and rescue personnel were able to remove an injured man from the crashed vehicle and later determined he had been the victim of a gunshot wound.

The man, who was in his late 20s was taken to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette and transferred to a Green Bay hospital where he later died.

Investigation led officers to another location in the same area.

There, they located a man armed with a shot gun and hand gun inside of a vehicle, Sauve said.

This man, believed to be in his late 70s, refused multiple commands from officers to surrender.

With the assistance of an armored vehicle from Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Sauve said the vehicle was pinned in so the suspect could not flee in it.

Eventually, the suspect put officers in jeopardy by pointing a weapon in their direction.

Sauve said officers fired and the man was killed at the scene.

No officers were injured.

“We no longer believe the public is in any danger,” Sauve said.

The sheriff’s office is being assisted at the scene by Marinette Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Coleman Rescue, Bay Area Medical Center Paramedics, Coleman Fire and Coroner George Smith.

Investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released at a later date.

Lisa M. Reed’s e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.