18-Year-Old Suspect In Custody After Fatal Shooting In Siren

Burnett County Shooting Claims Life of 37-Year-Old Victim:

18-Year-Old Suspect In Custody After Fatal Shooting In Siren

BURNETT COUNTY (DrydenWire) -- One person is in custody following an apparent homicide in Burnett County on Friday night, according to a press release from the Burnett County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On September 1, 2023, at 8:32 p.m. Burnett County Dispatch received a call from a male stating he had shot another male at a residence in the Town of Siren. Burnett County Deputies and Siren Police Officers responded.

Lifesaving measures were performed by law enforcement on the gunshot victim. EMS arrived on the scene and continued those efforts.

The victim, Aaron Holmstrom, 37 years old, of Siren, WI was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

The suspect, Ashton Heier, 18 years old, of Siren, is in custody.

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This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Siren Police Department, St. Croix Tribal Police Department, North Ambulance, and the Burnett County Medical Examiner’s Office for their assistance.

-- Per Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch

Last Update: Sep 03, 2023 9:01 am CDT

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