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UPDATE: Fond du Lac Police identify homicide victim

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MONDAY 10/18/2021 4:18 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV)- The Fond du Lac Police Department has identified the 26-year-old victim related to a homicide investigation.

The initial incident occurred on Sunday, October 17, in the 300 block of 8th Street.

Officials say the 26-year-old victim has been identified as Benzel T. Rose, who died from gunshot wounds late Sunday night.

Neighbors describe the scene when police arrived.

“There was a billion police cars and police were looking around with their flashlights,” says Nichole Kocian.

Police say they believe this is an isolated incident and that the public isn’t in danger. They urge anybody with information on what may have happened to reach out to them.

“A lot of times the community is our ears and they report back to us the information that leads to arrests and determining the facts of what happened so they’re very important to help solve cases like this,” says Lt. Matthew Bobo of the Fond du Lac Police Department.

Neighbors tell us a woman and her four children live at the house where this happened. They say this is normally a quiet neighborhood.

If you have any information about what happened, call Lt. Bobo at 920-322-3722.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fond du Lac Police investigating homicide, 26-year-old found dead

MONDAY 10/18/2021 7:49 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on Sunday evening.

According to authorities, on Oct. 17 around 11:55 p.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 300 block of 8th Street. When officers arrived they found a 26-year-old man from the Fond du Lac area who was found dead with gunshot wounds.

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. The Fond du Lac Medical Examiner’s Office will do an autopsy on the victim to find out the cause and manner of death.

The identity of the victim is not released at this time. Currently, there is are no suspects in custody and investigators are working to identify any suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fond du Lac Police Department at 920-322-3722.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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