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Suspect in 2018 attempted-murder case killed in May 22 Wisconsin officer-involved shooting


On May 22, Joseph Michael Tedrick, 33, was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Wisconsin. The incident happened while a U.S. Marshals-led task force operating in the Western District of Wisconsin was attempting to apprehend Tedrick.

Tedrick had been wanted on multiple warrants -- including one for Attempted Murder stemming from a September 2018 incident where he fired on a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy.

THE SEPTEMBER 2018 INCIDENT (Please reference CCSO Case # 18-026301):


Prior booking photo: Joseph TedrickAt about 3:48 a.m. on September 23, 2018, a Sheriff's Office deputy had responded to a 911 call regarding a suspicious person and a vehicle in the area of SE Bluff Rd and SE Serban Rd near Sandy.

When the deputy arrived in the area, she located the vehicle. As the deputy pulled up to the vehicle, she heard what sounded like a gunshot and something hit her marked patrol car. The deputy then left the area and parked a safe distance away to wait for additional deputies.

Before returning to the area, the deputies could see a flickering light coming from the location. The 911 caller reported also hearing a gunshot -- and told dispatchers the suspicious vehicle was now on fire. The 911 caller also reported seeing the suspect run from the vehicle to the east. 

Deputies attempted to locate the suspect that night, but were unsuccessful. At the time, they were not certain if the suspect -- later determined to be Tedrick -- had actually fired a gun. Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) later confirmed that he had; they examined the vehicle and determined the patrol car had been struck by a bullet.

Clackamas County Sheriff's detectives took on the case, and identified Joseph Michael Tedrick as the suspect. Canby PD also assisted with the investigation. The case was forwarded to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office and presented to a Grand Jury. As result, Joseph Michael Tedrick was indicted on Attempted Murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

A prior 2018 booking photo of Tedrick is linked above.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice news release on the May 22 OIS is reproduced below.


UPDATE: U.S. Marshals Officer Involved Death in Ashland

News release from Wisconsin Department of Justice: May 29 2019

ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been investigating an officer involved death (OID) in the City of Ashland, Wis. on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

A U.S. Marshals-led task force operating in the Western District of Wisconsin, which included local enforcement agencies, were attempting to apprehend a male subject with a warrant at a residence in Ashland. While attempting to apprehend the subject, the subject entered a vehicle and struck and then pushed a U.S. Marshal's vehicle for a distance. As the subject was attempting to flee in the vehicle, law enforcement observed the subject handling a firearm. Law enforcement fired on the subject and hit the subject in the car.

Law enforcement immediately began life-saving measures on the subject, however the subject was pronounced dead at the scene. No law enforcement were injured during this incident.

The decedent is Joseph M. Tedrick, age 33.

Two Deputy U.S. Marshals and one Sheboygan Police Officer, who was working with the task force, were involved in this incident.

DCI is leading this investigation, and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Ashland Police Department, Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, and Ashland County Sheriff's Office. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services is providing services to the family of the deceased. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation

DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Ashland County District Attorney's Office when the investigation concludes.

No additional details are currently available.

Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.


Sgt. Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit