Dramatic video shows Kenosha standoff explosive breach

KENOSHA (WITI) -- FOX6 News has received video showing an explosive breach used by officials in Kenosha on Wednesday, December 4th to end a day-long standoff situation. The video also shows tactical officers entering the home, and the suspect being taken from the home and loaded into a squad car.

The day-long standoff situation began around 5:30 a.m., and ended around 3:00 p.m.

A man was taken from a home near 20th and 57th, and law enforcement officials say a woman's body was discovered in the basement of the home at the conclusion of the standoff.

That woman has been identified as 33-year-old Heather Adamski of Kenosha. The cause of death has been determined to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Kenosha police were called to the scene around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a possible shooting inside a home. Officials say the suspect’s brother called 911, saying the suspect apparently told his brother about the shooting and a victim.

Earlier in the day, officials were able to get one person out of the home, but the suspect continued to refuse to come out.

Officials say pepper spray devices were set off earlier in the afternoon in another attempt to get the suspect out of the home, but that did not produce desired results.

Officials also tried using a robot — and worked to keep neighbors inside their homes.

Around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, officials set off an explosive breach which forced the suspect out of the home. He was taken into custody.

Officials believe everyone involved in Wednesday’s incident lived inside the home.

A law enforcement official told FOX6 News he believes the suspect and victim were involved in a domestic relationship.

A shotgun was recovered from the home.

Mary Yanez woke up to the commotion in her neighborhood Wednesday.

"Scary -- really scary. They had like, the whole house surrounded. They were on our grass -- like this part with shotguns. We started crying because it was sad. We know him. We grew up with him. It was sad to see him in that state of mind because you don't know what's going on," Yanez said.

Yanez says there have been problems with the man and his girlfriend for quite some time.

"I've seen her jump out of the window at times when they're fighting and she's screaming and crying, running down the street," Yanez said.

This time, she saw a man she knows being led out of the house to a police car without the woman.

"We cried. It was hard for us to accept that that was going on right across the street and we knew the people -- because it's somebody you say 'hi' to everyday," Yanez said.