Fatal Marinette shooting called 'justified,' no charges to be filed

MARINETTE - No charges will be filed in the fatal Dec. 1 shooting of a 32-year-old woman, according to the City of Marinette Police Department.

The death of Edwina Anderson was "justified under Wisconsin law," the police department announced in a statement Saturday.

Chief Jon LaCombe said in the news release that officers found Anderson in the hallway of the Trolley Station Terrace Apartments, 1529 Main St., carrying a bloodied knife and suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police and first responders attempted life-saving measures before transporting her to Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area, where she died.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Smith, 31, called 911 to report he had been stabbed and thought he shot someone. Officials located him at a Marinette home and took him into custody. The man was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and transported to the Marinette County Jail.

LaCombe said the decision not to file any charges at this time came following crime scene processing, evidence collection, witness interviews, audio and video recordings, autopsy results and interviews with involved parties.

"This was a tragic incident for the entire community, and we extend our deepest condolences to Ms. Anderson's family and friends," LaCombe said in the release. "We appreciate the community's support during this investigation."

LaCombe said children were in the apartment during the incident, but not in the immediate area where it occurred. They were unharmed, immediately removed from the scene and are now under the care of the Marinette County Health & Human Services.

Law enforcement will continue to investigate information that is brought forward. Officers can be reached at (715) 732-5200.

Contact Kevin Dittman at 920-431-8416 or kdittman@gannett.com.

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