Man killed in Amberg shooting; wife faces charges

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says this case is a homicide investigation
A man was found dead after a report of a shooting. A woman is in custody.
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 9:00 AM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2023 at 1:10 PM CDT
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MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A shooting in Amberg left a man dead. His wife is in custody on homicide-related charges. The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says it has a homicide investigation.

Marinette County dispatchers received a call shortly after 8 o’clock Monday night about a person who’d been shot at a home on Barker Road. Sheriff Randy Miller says William Freed died at the scene.

In an update Wednesday, Sheriff Miller confirmed the woman who was arrested is the victim’s wife, Lori Freed. The sheriff believes only Freed and his wife were at the home at the time. He said one of the 911 calls came from the home.

Lori Freed is being held in anticipation of homicide-related charges. The sheriff said in a statement the investigation is ongoing and a final decision on charges will come from the Marinette County District Attorney’s Office pending what’s found in the investigation.

“We have a person in custody. That party is presumed innocent until a court would decide otherwise,” the sheriff said. “And until the investigation is complete, we want to look into everything that surrounded that night to make sure we have everything.”

The sheriff’s office says there is no threat to the public at this time.

The case remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, the Marinette County District Attorney’s Office, and the Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office.