ASHWUABENON (NBC 26) — Two people were found dead in a garage after police responded to a welfare check and heard shots fired earlier this morning in Ashwaubenon.
Thursday night, police identified the two individuals as 26-year-old Bryan C. Morales of Green Bay and 27-year-old Karissa E. Peronto of Ashwaubenon.
Officers reported receiving a call around 10:07 a.m. from a mother to check on the welfare of her daughter after she didn't show up to work. Officers showed up at a duplex, where they heard a scuffle in the garage and multiple shots fired.
After failed attempts to contact the residents, a SWAT team got a camera into the garage. They were able to see two people lying on the floor of the garage who appeared to be deceased. Entry was then made by the SWAT Team and they were able to confirm the two individuals were pulseless and not breathing. The scene was secured and our investigations unit began their investigation and processing of the scene.
Officers said the suspect in the case has a violent criminal history.
Some residents in the duplex were evacuated and other residents in the area were asked to shelter in place.
Authorities are working to notify the family of the deceased. Police released little details about the two people, other than they were one male and one female.
As of early Thursday evening, Ashwaubenon Police were still on scene, along with a medical examiner.
The family of Karissa E. Peronto released this statement:
Our family is deeply saddened as we mourn the loss of a truly amazing daughter, sister and friend. Karissa was not only dearly loved by our family, but all of those whose lives she touched. Karissa was a bright and shining light to many and will be dearly missed. She cared deeply about others which was evident in her work as a nurse, she is our own health care hero. We are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers for our family, and kindly request privacy during this very difficult time.