POLK COUNTY — An alleged physical altercation between two people has resulted in the death of a 44-year-old Amery resident, according to a press release from the Amery Police Department.

Press Release

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at about 7:20 p.m. the Amery EMS, Amery First Responders and Amery Police Department responded to a subject, not breathing, at a residence on Park Street in the city of Amery. On arrival of the officer life saving measures were being administered by the medical staff without success.

Amery Police were advised that a physical altercation had occurred between the deceased, Joshua Zasada an Amery resident and a 44 year old male who was known to the victim.

A suspect was taken into custody as a result of the death. The name is being withheld pending formal charges by the Polk County District Attorney’s office.

This investigation remains active and we ask that anyone who may have information related to this case please contact the Amery Police Department at (715) 268-7411 during normal business hours or after hours through the Polk County Dispatch Center at (715) 485-8300.

This is an isolated incident and there is no additional danger to the public.

Chief Tom Marson

Amery Police Department



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