Sheriff: Suspicious Ozaukee County death ruled homicide; suspect sought

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office has ruled the suspicious death of a man in Port Washington a homicide after his body was found on Friday evening, Oct. 30. 

The sheriff's office responded to a report of a possible vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash on northbound I-43 at Northwoods Road around 6:40 p.m. on Friday.

Investigation released that the victim -- a 41-year-old Cedarburg man -- had come into minor contact with a vehicle. An interaction between him and another driver ensued, and the victim was shot on the side of the roadway. He ultimately succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office is requesting assistance from the public to provide any information regarding the incident, specifically regarding a vehicle of interest that was seen speeding on I-43 immediately after the incident. That vehicle exited the interstate at CTH H in Port Washington (Exit 100) and then headed southbound on I-43.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the vehicle involved is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 262-284-7172.

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