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Man who shot at Adams County deputy died from self-inflicted gunshot wound, deputy in "fair" condition

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FRIENDSHIP, Wis (WSAU) A man involved in the shooting of an Adams County sheriffs deputy has died. The sheriffs department says 55-year-old Thomas Costigan of West Allis died from complications from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday night. The deputy he shot, 43-year-old Todd Johnson, is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.  He is in "fair" condition at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Sheriff Todd Wollin said the incident started after someone reported a 52-year-old woman from West Allis missing under unusual circumstances. The missing woman and her spouse had been ordered by the court not to contact each other after a previous incident. West Allis authorities knew the family had the Adams County residence in the Town of Big Flatts and that they frequently went there.

Wollin said officers made contact with the man inside the residence and gave verbal commands, but the man fired several rounds from a handgun. One of those rounds struck the deputy.

Law enforcement did not return fire, and Wollin says the shooter sustained a self-inflicted wound.

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