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(FOND DU LAC, Wis.) — A Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed Tuesday in the town of Fond du Lac after pursuing a man suspected of robbing a bank in the village of Wausaukee earlier that day.  

Officials say the suspect, who had exchanged gunfire with the state trooper, was located in his vehicle with fatal gunshot wounds, according to the Fond du Lac Reporter. Authorities also believe the suspect fatally shot a man in his 60s near the town of Wausaukee, Wisconsin, the newspaper reports.

The incident began when police received reports that a man had robbed the State Bank of Florence and fled the scene after firing a shot from a handgun, according to the Fond du Lac newspaper.

Police did not immediately find the suspect, but instead discovered the body of another man who had been shot and a vehicle nearby that was apparently connected to the bank robbery.

The bank robbery suspect later traded gunfire with a state Trooper in Fond du Lac. Police believe the suspect was shot in the exchange of gunfire with the state trooper.

The investigation has been turned over to the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.

Police have not publicly identified any of the victims, but said more information could be released Wednesday.

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