Homicide

Wisconsin shootings: Suspect may have targeted wife's divorce lawyer

March 22, 2017: Numerous law enforcement vehicles and SWAT teams respond to a shooting at an apartment complex in Weston, Wis.

March 22, 2017: Numerous law enforcement vehicles and SWAT teams respond to a shooting at an apartment complex in Weston, Wis.  (AP/The Post-Crescent)

The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead reportedly was identified Friday as court records showed that one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer.

The suspect was identified as 45-year old Nengmy Vang, a person close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of authorities officially identifying Vang.

Vang had a domestic incident with his wife on Wednesday and that they were going through a divorce, investigators added.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

Vang was captured after authorities said he opened fire in a bank, killing two longtime employees, then shooting and killing an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective trying to set a perimeter outside an apartment complex. His attorney didn't return messages.

Authorities identified one of those killed as attorney Sarah H. Quirt Sann. According to court records, she was representing Vang's wife in a divorce. The other victims were identified Thursday as Everest Metro police Detective Jason T. Weiland, 40; Marathon Savings Bank employees Dianne M. Look, 67, and Karen L. Barclay, 62.

OFFICER KILLED WAS 15-YEAR VETERAN 'HERO'

Officials said Weiland was among officers who responded to the apartment complex in Weston following attacks at the bank in nearby Rothschild and the law firm in Schofield.

Weiland spent 18 years in law enforcement, all in the Wausau area, including the last 15 years with the Everest Metro police force. He is survived by a wife and two children.

Look had been the branch manager at Marathon Savings since 1998, when she and her family returned to Wisconsin from South Dakota. She is survived by her husband of 25 years and their two children.

Barclay moved to Wisconsin in 1993 and had worked at the bank for more than five years. She is survived by a daughter and two granddaughters, ages four and seven.

Janet Schoenfeldt, who owns a hair salon behind the bank, said she was at the front desk around 1 p.m. Wednesday when squad cars poured into the parking lot, followed by ambulances. An officer then told her to close her shop and get out of the area.

"It's a sad reality. Someone taking innocent lives over something he's upset about," Schoenfeldt. "We're a small-knit community. You just don't think it will happen here. Everybody says that, but you know what? It does happen here."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.