We now know more about a deadly shooting in Eau Claire.
Officers responded to the 2800 block of Terry Lane on the North Side on Wednesday afternoon to find 14-year-old Marwan D. Washington suffering a gunshot wounds. Despite life saving efforts he died at the scene.
We have learned that 26-year-old Austin Vang is currently being held at the jail for 1st degree reckless homicide charges. The Eau Claire Police Department stress that there is no threat to the community and the investigation is ongoing.
The Eau Claire Area School District has released the following statement today:
“It is with great sadness that we share that an incoming North High School freshman, Marwan Washington, age 14, died tragically yesterday. He had not attended school in the ECASD for the past two years but prior to that time was a student at DeLong Middle School and was returning to our District this fall.
‘This is a devastating situation for our community. We are working collaboratively with the Eau Claire Police Department to provide services and support to the family, students, and staff,’ said Michael Johnson, Superintendent. ‘We ask that you join all of us in the ECASD in keeping his family and friends in your thoughts at this time.’”
As this is an ongoing investigation by the Eau Claire Police Department, please direct media inquiries to:
Deputy Chief of Police
Investigations and Professional Standards Division
Eau Claire Police Department