One dead in Portage County shooting
By Gazette staff
PORTAGE COUNTY – One man is dead following a shooting in Portage County.
In the early hours of Nov. 27, the Portage County Sheriff’s office was called to a residence in the town of Amherst.
“Upon arrival of responding deputies a 92-year-old male was located deceased inside the residence. A 78-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held at the Portage County Jail with the sheriff’s office requesting a charge of first degree intentional homicide,” a Portage County Sheriff’s release stated.
The investigation is ongoing and the Wisconsin Crime Lab and the Portage County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisted with the matter.
The sheriff’s office said that it appears to be an isolated incident and the public is not at any risk.
No other information is available at this time.