by Chief Deputy Corey J. Dassow
On Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at approximately 10:27 p.m., the Taylor County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received reports of multiple gunshots on Broadway Street in the Village of Rib Lake, Taylor County. The caller reported that a male suspect had fired multiple shots while inside the residence and again fired more shots while outside on the street. The suspect's whereabouts were unknown at the time.
Upon arrival, Taylor County Sheriff's Deputies and Medford Police Officers formed a perimeter, began to search on foot and located the suspect in the street, not far from the residence. Law enforcement officers issued verbal commands to the suspect, to which the suspect complied and was taken into custody without further incident. An AK-47 rifle was located about 30 yards from where the suspect was apprehended. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Trinity Keiser. He is currently held in the Taylor County Jail on a $1000 cash bond for 1st Degree Recklessly Endanger Safety. There is no further danger to the community. Preliminary investigation into the incident finds that drugs and mental health issue(s) are believed to be contributing factors. It is unknown the total number of rounds fired by the suspect. This incident is still under investigation by the Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Rib Lake Police Department.
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