Cop, deputy both shot Clinton man

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Mike DuPre'
Friday, December 21, 2007
— Timothy E. Harrington died from multiple gunshot wounds, Rock County Coroner Jenifer Keach reported Thursday afternoon.

The autopsy on the 36-year-old Harrington, who was shot by police officers Tuesday night, was completed Wednesday, Keach said.

A Clinton police officer and a sheriff’s deputy responded to a threats complaint at 207 Mill St., Clinton, at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sheriff Bob Spoden said Wednesday.

Harrington entered the home through the back door and fired a round from a shotgun. The shot struck Harrington’s mother-in-law, Marilyn Smith, 58.

She was listed in serious condition Thursday at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill. Her condition was not available by deadline Friday morning.

While trying to get the children out of the home, both officers shot Harrington, Spoden said.

The officers were Clinton officer Kim Rau and Rock County Sheriff’s Deputy Curt Streuly, a source close to the case told The Janesville Gazette.

Because the shooting involved officers from both the Clinton and Rock County departments, the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.

Keach said she will not release any more details from the autopsy until the investigations by DCI and the State Crime Laboratory are complete.

Last updated: 10:32 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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