UPDATE: 2 who died in Wis. standoff suspected in burglary

UPDATED Friday, August 30, 2013 --- 9:27 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Oshkosh authorities say the couple who robbed a liquor store and later shot themselves to death were also suspects in a home burglary earlier this week.

An Oshkosh Northwestern Media report says deputies planned to speak to the pair about the jewelry theft but hadn't yet made contact.

Twenty-nine-year-old Randy T. Lamb and 28-year-old Ashley R. Luka died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head Wednesday during a standoff with deputies. Authorities say they'd stolen about $600 from a liquor store a few hours earlier, and eventually killed themselves in their vehicle.

Winnebago County Sheriff's Capt. David Mack says Lamb and Luka were also suspected of stealing jewelry from a town of Vinland home on Tuesday. But the two died before deputies could interview them about that.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, August 29, 2013 --- 4:56 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and a woman apparently shot themselves to death during a standoff on a busy highway in Winnebago County.

Oshkosh police identify the two as 29-year-old Randy Lamb and 28-year-old Ashley Luka, both of Neenah.

WLUK-TV reports officials say Lamb matches the description of a man who robbed a liquor store in Vinland earlier Wednesday.

Authorities say the clothes Lamb was wearing and the gun he had match what was seen on surveillance video at the liquor store.

The robbery happened around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. Officers spotted Lamb and Luka speeding away and tried to stop them. That's when the standoff on Highway 41 began.

About 6 p.m. officers heard two gunshots coming from the car. Deputies found the two dead.

No officers fired their weapons.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, August 29, 2013 --- 7:45 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Two suspects are dead following a standoff on a busy highway in Winnebago County.

Sheriff's officials say the man and woman apparently died of gunshot wounds inside the car, shots that were not fired by authorities. The man and woman were suspects in robbery at a liquor store and bar in Vinland and deputies tried to stop their vehicle on Highway 41 about 4 p.m. Wednesday. That's when the standoff on 41 between Highways 45 and 76 began.

Several law enforcement agencies responded, including a tactical unit. Traffic backed up for miles during the standoff. About 6 p.m. officers say they heard two gunshots coming from the vehicle. Deputies approached and found the two suspects dead.

WLUK-TV says the investigation is being led by Oshkosh police.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 --- 8:38 p.m.

From our news partner, Green Bay

A man and a woman are dead after shooting themselves during a standoff on Highway 41 in Oshkosh.

Winnebago County sheriff's officials heard two shots fired just after 6 p.m. from the suspect vehicle.

Officers say the man and woman matched the description of the suspects involved in a robbery at a tavern earlier in the day.

Law enforcement didn't fire their weapons during the standoff.

The southbound lanes of Highway 41 between Highways 76 to 45 are expected to be closed for several hours. The northbound lanes have reopened.

Drivers are asked to use the following alternate route: SB traffic should exit at US 10, take US 10 WB to US 45, take US 45 SB back to US 41.


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