The Latest: Slain Wisconsin officer hailed as hero

The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

8:25 a.m.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has commended the law enforcement response to a series of shootings in the north of the state that left four people dead, including a police officer.

Schimel issued a statement Thursday applauding the courage of officers who responded to Wednesday's shootings at a bank, a law firm and an apartment building.

He says the Everest Metro police officer who was killed was protecting his community and will be forever remembered as a hero.

Authorities arrested a suspect in the attacks, which they say began with a domestic dispute. They haven't provided details about the suspect or victims.


8:06 a.m.

Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex that ended in a volley of gunfire.

Police characterized the initial shooting at the Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild on Wednesday afternoon as a domestic dispute, but have provided no details about the suspect or victims. Authorities said late Wednesday that there is no remaining threat to the public.

The violence unfolded in a cluster of small towns south of Wausau, about 90 miles west of Green Bay. The officer worked for Everest Metro, a small, 27-officer force that serves Schofield and Weston.

A second call came minutes later from Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks, a law firm in nearby Schofield. The action then moved to an apartment complex in Weston.