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Police: Victim identified Steele as shooter

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 FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- A Dane County court document states one of two, fatal victims of a Fitchburg shooting identified former sheriff's deputy Andy Steele as the shooter.

"A female caller to 911 reported that her brother-in-law Andy Steele had shot her in the back,"  states a probable cause affidavit.

Authorities say the 39-year old Steele is the lone suspect in the homicides of his sister-in-law, Kaycee Tollefsbol of Minnesota, and his wife, Ashlee Steele.

The court document states arriving officers to Steele's residence on Yarmouth Greenway Drive were able to speak with Tollefsbol before she died, and she again identified Steele as the person who had shot her.

The probable cause affidavit also states an autopsy determined Ashley Steele died from a gunshot to the head.

Steele retired from the Sheriff's Office this summer after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. On social media, Ashlee Steele made fundraising appeals on behalf of her husband, stating his care required costly, specialized equipment.

The court document states on the day of the shootings, officers found Steele in a laundry room. "In the room, he had a 9mm semi-auto handgun laying on a counter," the probable cause affidavit states.

Deputy Dane County District Attorney Michelle Viste says Steele is hospitalized in Milwaukee. Fitchburg Police officials say Steele suffered injuries, but the court document states Steele suffered no gunshot wounds. Viste says Steele may make a court appearance from his hospital bed.

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