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Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead


The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe owns and operates the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from Facebook

A 38-year-old man who was charged in connection with a shooting at the casino owned by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin has died.

Terrill J. Thomas was found dead in his cell at the Milwaukee County jail on Sunday morning, according to news reports. He was being held there for allegedly firing a gun and stealing $4,825 in gaming chips at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee on April 15.

An autopsy is pending.

Get the Story:
Suspect in Potawatomi casino shooting found dead in jail cell (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 4/25)
Alleged Potawatomi shooter, Terrill Thomas, found dead in his jail cell (FOX6 News 4/24)
Suspect in Potawatomi Casino shooting found dead (WTMJ 4/24)

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