DOJ: Nengmy Vang, suspect in Wausau shooting spree, dies from injuries

MARATHON COUNTY -

UPDATE: The officer involved shooting investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and review by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Legal Services will likely take many months, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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The Department of Justice has identified the suspect in a Marathon County shooting spree that left four people dead, as Nengmy Vang.

The DOJ says after more than a week in the hospital for gunshot wound treatment, Nengmy Vang has died.

He died at 1:28 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.

The suspect had what was originally believed to be nonfatal gunshot wounds.

In a statement the Department of Justice says, "A law enforcement officer with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office’s tactical team and an officer with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department were involved in the exchange of gunfire that resulted in the suspect’s injury and subsequent death. The involved officers are on paid, administrative leave, pending the outcome of the officer involved shooting investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and review by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Legal Services."

The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer.

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A person close to the investigation identified the suspect Friday as 45-year old Nengmy Vang. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of authorities officially identifying Vang.

Investigators said Vang had a domestic incident with his wife on Wednesday. They are going through a divorce.

Vang's older brother said Nengmy Vang had been acting "crazy" since separating from his wife a few years ago.
 
Vajloogzeb (Vah-loong-jay) Vaj (Vah) says he is horrified that his brother "killed good people." Vaj says Vang had become short-tempered and hit their mother in a fit of rage a few months ago.
 
Vaj says his younger brother owned multiple guns and was an avid deer and squirrel hunter.
 
Vang and his wife were in the middle of a contentious divorce. Vang allegedly killed four people -- two of his wife's co-workers, her divorce lawyer and a detective trying to contain him.
 
Vaj says police shot Vang in the chest.

 

 
Vaj says he and Vang were born in Laos and their family moved to the United States in 1988.

Vang's attorney didn't return messages.

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