(Kewaskum) Authorities have identified the suspect in last week’s Kewaskum shooting. Nicholas Pingel reportedly crashed two stolen vehicles, broke into several homes along Forest View Road, physically assaulted several people and fatally shot two, ages 77 and 72 at their homes. The situation ended when a sheriff’s deputy confronted the 30-year-old West Band man and exchanged gunfire, striking Pingel. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says an autopsy confirmed that Pingel died as a result of the law enforcement round. The Washington County Sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is ongoing.
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