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Wisconsin DOJ investigating after deputies shoot Milwaukee man following homicide in Marinette County

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 14:01:25-04

MARINETTE — The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Marinette County Sheriff's Office are investigating two separate deaths involving two Milwaukee men.

The incidents occurred after 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 at a home in Goodman, Wis. Deputies responded to the report of a possible homicide at the residence.

When deputies arrived, they found the suspect driving away from the scene and the victim, 62-year-old Richard Gibbs from Milwaukee, dead.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Marinette County deputies went after the suspect and when he came to a stop, the suspect got out of his car and aimed a gun at the deputies.

Those deputies then proceeded to shoot the suspect. The suspect, 62-year-old John Lipski, from Milwaukee, died on the scene.

Law enforcement confirmed that Lipski did kill Gibbs prior to fleeing from police, and the deputies involved were placed on administrative assignment.

Now, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating Lipski's death s an officer-involved shooting resulting in a death. The Marinette County Sheriff's Department is investigating Gibbs' death.

The investigations are ongoing and no further information is currently available, according to the Department of Justice.

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