By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators are holding the estranged husband of a woman who was fatally shot at a hotel in Portage.

The 41-year-old mother from Friesland (FREES’-land) was killed Monday in the parking lot at Ridge Motor Inn. Police say a witness at the hotel said the suspect drove off in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and also provided a license number.

A Columbia County sheriff’s deputy stopped the husband’s vehicle a short time later and held him at gunpoint until other officers arrived to assist with his arrest. The State Journal ( ) reports authorities say a gun was found in the man’s SUV and is believed to be the firearm that killed the victim.

Court documents show the victim had filed for divorce in October and a hearing in the case was set for Thursday.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal,

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