NEW LONDON (WAOW) - A 31-year-old man is dead after he was confronted by police and produced a weapon, New London Police Chief Jeffrey Schlueter said Friday.
Two officers patrolling in squad car recognized the man who was wanted on a warrant near the intersection of Algoma and Wallace streets, Schlueter.
"When the officers confronted the subject, he produced a weapon," the chief said in a statement. "The officers drew their duty weapon and shot the subject."
No other details were released, other than the officers were not injured.
Neighbors told WBAY-TV they heard about six shots fired. One resident reported seeing a person on a bike get shot.
The state Department of Criminal Investigation was on the scene and will investigate the shooting as required by state law, Schlueter said.
The names of the man killed and the two officers were not released.
NEW LONDON (WBAY) – The New London police chief says one person is dead in a shooting Friday and the state says a law enforcement officer was involved, according to WBAY-TV.
Neighbors tell Action 2 News reporter Emily Matesic they heard about six shots fired. One resident reported seeing a person on a bike get shot.
The state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation confirms it’s investigating the shooting at the request of the New London Police Department, a DOJ spokesperson told Action 2 News.
Officers taped off a portion of Algoma Street in the city, which is about 35 miles southwest of Green Bay.
More details were expected to be released later Friday.
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