A man is accused of killing two of his coworkers at a supermarket distribution center near Milwaukee before committing suicide in a police chase.
Local Teamsters officials told The Associated Press that a man fatally shot two men at the Roundys distribution center in Oconomowoc, Wis., about 30 miles west of Milwaukee, Tuesday evening before fleeing the scene, leading police on a chase and then committing suicide. None of the men’s identities have been released.
All three of these workers were very important during this pandemic because they worked very hard to serve our community, said General Teamsters Local Union No. 200’s secretary-general, Thomas Bennett, of the two victims and the suspect.
Maybe things wear on you after while, he added.
Photos of the crash scene show the unidentified suspect’s vehicle parked in a driveway or yard in front of a residence. Authorities said that the suspect died at the scene of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
#Breaking A large police scene near 92nd and Townsend in Milwaukee after a crash. The medical examiner has been called. Also on scene were deputies from Waukesha County. Unclear if this is related to the Roundy’s innocent. @WISN12Newspic.twitter.com/TwcTUVOWeQ
Steven Radmer (@Steven_R) March 17, 2021
“We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred last night at our Oconomowoc distribution center. The entire Roundy’s family offers our thoughts, prayers, and support to the families of our colleagues during this difficult time,” a spokesperson for the Roundy’s supermarket chain told local news affiliate WISN.
“We are cooperating with local law enforcement, who have secured our facility. Our distribution center will remain closed while the police investigation continues,” the company added. “We are providing counseling services to our associates. To protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation we are referring questions to the Oconomowoc Police Department.”