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UPDATE: Authorities say Wautoma robbery suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

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WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -

WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a Wisconsin man who exchanged gunfire with authorities after robbing a pharmacy apparently shot himself to death.

33-year-old Timothy Pawlacyk of rural Redgranite was found dead in the basement of a home he had broken into in Wautoma.

Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson says authorities believe Pawlacyk died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/14Ddbpl) reports an autopsy was scheduled Thursday.

Authorities say Pawlacyk walked into the CHN Pharmacy in Wautoma Wednesday and demanded Oxycontin, a prescription painkiller. He was given the drug and fled in a vehicle.


Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com


A standoff in Wautoma is over after police say that an armed robbery suspect is dead, according to WBAY-TV.

Authorities gave no details about the death, but said more information will be released at a press conference at 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

We will release more information as it becomes available.


Police in Wautoma are involved in a standoff with a robbery suspect, according to WBAY-TV.

The standoff had lasted for more than six hours as of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The TV station reports this all started after a pharmacy on the city's north side was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Officers chased the suspect by car, exchanging gunfire in the process, the report said.

After crashing the car, the suspect ran into a nearby home near a church, police said, but the family who lives there is on vacation and there are no hostages.  

WBAY reporters on scene say many law enforcement agencies are there. According to WBAY, officers have been using a bullhorn to address someone inside the house.

The standoff is happening near Riverview Elementary School. Several SWAT units are on scene, WBAY reported. Houses were evacuated for several blocks.

WBAY reported authorities plan to release more information Thursday morning.

Photo Courtesy: WBAY-TV

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