Fleet Farm shoplifter killed fleeing from police

Grand Chute Police and the Wisconsin Department of Justice are investigating a deadly crash that occurred yesterday after a person suspected for shoplifting in the area tried to flee.

Just after 2 PM the Grand Chute Police Department responded to a report of retail theft at the Fleet Farm on Blumound Drive. As police approached the suspect, they fled in a vehicle south on Blumound at a high rate of speed.

The suspect travelled two blocks and then struck another vehicle and then a tree. Officers instantly on the scene attempted life saving measures, but the person died at the scene. Two people in the vehicle that was struck suffered non life threatening injuries.

The Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigations is leading the investigation with the help of the Wisconsin State Patrol.