Submitted to OnFocus – The Wausau Police Department (WPD), in partnership with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD), continue investigating the officer involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on the evening of Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Days Inn, Town of Rib Mountain.
Law enforcement from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Rothschild Police Department, and Wisconsin DNR responded to Days Inn for a report of a subject in a hotel room with a gun. The subject was a guest of the hotel, had overstayed, and produced a firearm when she was asked by hotel management to vacate the premises. Hotel management called 911 at 3:54 PM. Law enforcement identified the subject as Katina Mulroy, age 35, from the Town of Emmet.
After 6 hours of negotiation, law enforcement encountered Mulroy in the second floor hotel hallway. Mulroy was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun. Mulroy did not comply with orders from law enforcement to drop the firearm. Mulroy faced law enforcement with the firearm in both hands. Law enforcement fired a less than lethal round striking Mulroy. Mulroy then raised her firearm, pointed it in the direction of law enforcement, and fired. Law enforcement fired their weapons, Mulroy was hit multiple times, and she fell to the ground. Mulroy retained possession of the firearm for about seven minutes after being shot. She then discarded the firearm and law enforcement immediately rendered aid for non-life threatening injuries. Mulroy was transported to a local hospital as a result of her injuries.
Involved officers include:
Marathon County Patrol Lieutenant Mark Wagers, 27 years of law enforcement experience
Marathon County Deputy Sheriff Kyle McMullen, 3 years of law enforcement experience
Marathon County Deputy Sheriff Nathan Olig, 11 years of law enforcement experience
No law enforcement personnel or other individuals were injured during the incident.
WPD is leading this investigation and is assisted by EMPD, the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with WPD during this investigation.
On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Mulroy was transported and released to the Marathon County Jail. WPD has referred preliminary charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and criminal trespassing to the Marathon County District Attorney. A probable cause hearing is expected to take place on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 2:00 PM, in Marathon County Circuit Court. If probable cause is found, an initial appearance will be scheduled for a later date.
WPD is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over all investigative reports to the Marathon County District Attorney.
No additional details are currently available. A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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