Funeral services held for Thomas Christ, shot & killed by man who later shot & killed Trooper Casper

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WAUSAUKEE (WITI) — Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 31st for Thomas Christ. The 59-year-old man was shot and killed on Jermac Road in Wausaukee last Tuesday.

Thomas Christ

Thomas Christ

It is believed he was shot by Steven Timothy Snyder of Michigan — the man who later died during a gun battle with Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Trevor Casper.

It all began Tuesday, March 24th around 2:00 p.m. Marinette County Sheriff’s officials were notified that a lone male had entered the State Bank of Florence in the Village of Wausaukee. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says that male was Steven Timothy Snyder.

Snyder displayed a handgun and fired one round before robbing the bank of cash.

He then fled the bank in a stolen bank employee’s vehicle.

Sheriff’s officials responded to the bank, and were then actively involved in looking for Snyder and the stolen vehicle.

Just after 2:30 p.m., another call came in to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office regarding a male victim found along Jermac Road — just east of Wausaukee near a pickup truck that was still running. Thomas Christ was found to be deceased.

Officials searched the area and located the stolen vehicle taken from the bank.

Investigators believe Snyder fled from that scene in another vehicle. The Wisconsin DOJ has confirmed that Christ was shot and killed during an encounter with Snyder near Christ’s property.

Eventually, the suspect and vehicle information was learned and relayed to law enforcement officials. It was soon learned that the suspect and vehicle were spotted in Fond du Lac by a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper. The suspect (Snyder) exchanged gunfire with the trooper — and both were killed.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Berger Parkway in Fond du Lac.

Funeral services were held for Trevor Casper this past weekend, and he was laid to rest in his hometown of Kiel on Monday, March 30th.