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UPDATE: Elderly man, homeowner shoots and kills 22-year-old during home invasion, armed robbery attempt

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UPDATED at 12:43 p.m. 

TOWN OF ELDERON, Wis. (WAOW) — A 22-year-old man is dead after it is believed he followed a 79-year-old man home from a local establishment in an armed robbery and home invasion attempt early Tuesday morning in Elderon, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at approximately 2:37 am to a residence in the Town of Elderon for a report of a man who was assaulted and stabbed in the face as he exited his vehicle in his garage, the Sheriff's Office said.

The release also stated: 

The (elderly) man was in possession of a firearm and fired one round that struck the (22-year-old) suspect prior to the firearm being wrestled away from him. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died while fleeing the scene. The suspect’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

The 79-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering at a local hospital.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information can be released at this time. The Sheriff’s Office will provide updates as additional information is available.


ELDERON, Wis. (WAOW) —  A 22-year-old man was found dead in his car with a gun shot wound to his chest following an altercation at a residence in the town of Elderon the Marathon County Sheriff Chad Billeb said during a press conference Tuesday morning at Marathon County Courthouse. 

Billeb said police responded to the Elderon residence at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday morning where a 79-year-old man was stabbed in the face and during the incident with the 22-year-old, grabbed and fired a handgun. The 22-year-old fled the house with the gun.

Initially the elderly man thought no one was injured and the handgun was just fired, however, the 22-year-old was found dead in a vehicle near the residence with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Detectives are still on the scene and it is an active investigation. 

Stay with News 9 WAOW for updates. 

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