WAUTOMA, WI (WTAQ) - Waushare County Sheriff's Deparmtent says a standoff with a suspect they believe was responsible for an armed robbery at a pharmacy ends with the suspect taking his own life.
The man, identified Thursday as 33-year-old Timothy Pawlacyk, was holed up inside a vacant home in Wautoma after exchanging gunfire with police.
Around midnight, deputies said the situation was over and the suspect was dead.
it all started Wednesday afternoon when Pawlacyk robbed the CHN Pharmacy of the painkiller Oxycontin.
Deputies were called and later found the Pawlacyk’s car. An officer shot at the vehicle to try and stop it, but missed.
He drove into a construction zone and got stuck, so Pawlacyk ran to a house where the occupants were on vacation. There, the man exchanged bullets with an officer. The deputy fired 3 to 5 times, but it was not certain whether any of those hit the suspect.
Neighbors were evacuated. Around 11 p.m., a SWAT team from Oshkosh went into the home’s basement and found the suspect shot to death.
(information from Wheeler News Service used in this report)