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UPDATE: Medical Examiner identifies victims of double homicide

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified the victims of Monday night's double homicide in Mazomanie.

Sixteen-year-old Ariyl Brady and 39-year-old Chris Schwichtenberg were the two people shot and killed at a mobile home.

Seventeen-year-old Dean Sutcliffe is being held in the Dane County Jail on charges of first degree intentional homicide.

Authorities say Sutcliffe was upset over a break up with Brady's 15-year old sister.  They say Brady's mother, and two teenagers at the scene of the violence were unhurt, and say Sutcliffe's former girlfriend was not at the home.

Neighbors who've watched Sutcliffe grow up in Mazomanie say the accusations against him stun them.

"Just a normal kid," neighbor Richard Wallace says.  "I just didn't know what to think. Just 'Wow.' "

Sutcliffe's godfather asked 27 News to keep his identity private, but praises Sutcliffe's character, and says family members are focused on coping with Sutcliffe's arrest, and the deaths.

Wallace says he has seen sheriff's deputies at the Sutcliffe home in recent weeks.  Sheriff David Mahoney says contacts between deputies and Sutcliffe have involved family issues and school attendance, and no charges have resulted.  Mahoney says Sutcliffe is a student at Mazomanie High School.

Mahoney declines to comment on why Sutcliffe would single out his former girlfriend's sister, and the head of her household, for violence.

Mahoney says Sutcliffe is expected to make a court appearance Thursday.

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MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office says the person who shot two people at a Mazomanie mobile home park late Monday night is 17-year-old Dean Sutcliffe. The sheriff's office intends to refer to the district attorney's office two charges of first degree intentional homicide against Sutcliffe.

Sheriff Mahoney revealed that there were three other people in the trailer at the time of the shooting who were not hurt.

At a news conference early Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Sutcliffe surrendered to deputies. He said his office has had some contact with Sutcliffe in the past, but nothing that led to any criminal charges.

Sheriff Mahoney confirmed the two shooting victims are a 39-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl who was a junior at Wisconsin Heights High School. Mahoney says his office is putting a great deal of resources into the school out of concern over how the shooting may impact students and staff.  Mahoney says Sutcliffe was also a Wisconsin Heights High student.

The father of the fatal teen victim, Justin Brady of Deerfield, identifies his daughter to 27 News as Ariyl Brady. 

Mahoney says Brady's younger sister had been Sutcliffe's former girlfriend.  "Sutcliffe and a 15-year old daughter of the residence had recently ended a relationship, which had upset Sutcliffe," Mahoney says.   Mahoney says the girl was not at the home at the time of the shooting.

Mahoney says past contact by his deputies with Sutcliffe was unconnected to the teenager's relationship  with the girl.

Justin Brady identifies to 27 News the adult victim as Chris Schwichtenberg.  Schwichtenberg headed the blended household, which included Ariyl Brady's mother, and managed the mobile home park grounds.

Justin Brady says he saw his daughter on Sunday, and there no indication of unease over anything in her mother's household.  "She expressed no concerns," Brady says.

Mahoney declines comment on why Sutcliffe singled out his former girlfriend's sister and Schwichtenberg.

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MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a shooting call at the Rio Valley Mobile Home Community on County Highway Y in the town of Mazomanie around 11:30 Monday night.

Upon arrival, two victims were located with apparent gunshot wounds.  Deputies were unable to resuscitate the 15-year-old female and 39-year-old male.



A person of interest was taken into custody and the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

This was not a random act and there is no danger to the community. 

The teen was a student at Wisconsin Heights High School.  The DCSO is working in consort with the school district as they activate their support protocol for students and staff. 

A news conference will be held this afternoon.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office now confirms two people are dead in the Mazomanie shooting.

Investigators say the suspect is in custody and has now given a statement to deputies.

Kathryn Larson has live reports on 27 News Wake Up Wisconsin.
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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Investigators confirm one person is dead after a shooting in Mazomanie.

A Dane County Sheriff's Office Captain Jeff Teuscher tells 27 News the suspect is in custody and is cooperating. He would not elaborate on the other shooting victim or talk about a motive, but reiterated the public is not in danger as this was not a random shooting.

The shooting took place inside the Rio Valley Estates mobile home park off County Highway Y. Dane County got a call of shots fired inside a home on Center Street. Deputies tried to resuscitate one gunshot victim, but they could not save the person.

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MAZOMANIE (WKOW) -- Police are investigating a late-night shooting in Mazomanie.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office was called to the 10-thousand block of Highway Y at 11:24 p.m. Monday. Deputies found two gunshot victims. They weren't able to tell us their conditions yet.

Dane County dispatchers say a suspect is in custody and the public is not in danger.

Stay with www.wkow.com and 27 News Wake Up Wisconsin for the latest starting at 4:30 a.m.
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