Investigators have released the name of a bank robbery suspect who was involved in a shootout Tuesday evening with Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Trevor Casper which left both men dead.
The state Department of Justice has identified the man as Steven Timothy Snyder, and said notifications has been e made to Snyder’s family in Michigan.
Fond du Lac Police Chief Bill Lamb said Casper was following a vehicle that matched the description of one tied to a bank robbery in Wausaukee earlier in the day on Tuesday. The suspect then got out of the vehicle near a grocery store, where the exchange of gunfire took place in which both Casper and Snyder were killed.
Snyder may also be linked to the fatal shooting of a man, whose body was found along a road near Wausaukee on Tuesday. Investigators said the body was found near where police believe Snyder switched vehicles following a robbery at the State Bank of Florence. During that robbery, Snyder allegedly fired a gun and initially fled in the vehicle of a bank employee.
The 21-year-old Casper is a native of Kiel, who only recently graduated from the academy in December. Lamb expressed condolences to the trooper’s family and the entire Wisconsin State Patrol.
The state’s Division of Criminal Investigations is handling a review of the shootings.