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Suspect dies in Adams County deputy shooting

ADAMS COUNTY (WKOW) -- The Adams County Sheriff's Department says the suspect in Tuesday night's shooting has died.

Sheriff Sam Wollin identified the suspect as 55-year-old Thomas Costigan of West Allis.

Wollin says Costigan was pronounced dead Wednesday evening from a self-inflicted gunshot wound he sustained Tuesday night.

Wollin also identified the deputy who was injured in the shooting as 43-year-old Todd Johnson, who's been with the Adams County Sheriff's Department for more than five years.

A spokeswoman for Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield said Johnson is good condition.


ADAMS COUNTY (WAOW) - Investigators believe a domestic situation lead to a shooting that injured an Adams County Deputy. It happened in Big Flats around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At a news conference Wednesday morning, Adams County Sheriff Sam Wollin said that officers responded to a home after a report of suspicious activity. West Allis Police reported that a 52-year-old woman went missing under suspicious circumstances around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities reported that she may have been taken to Adams County. According to the West Allis Police, the woman had a no-contact order against her husband.

Wollin said that when officers arrived at the home in Big Flats, the suspect fired several rounds at officers. Wollin tells us that the preliminary investigation report reveals that officers did not return fire and that the suspect also shot himself.

Sheriff's officials say both the deputy and suspect were taken to the hospital, though Wollin would not give us an update on their conditions.

There is no word yet on the woman's condition.

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