FOX CROSSING, Wis. – On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23 the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) responded to a critical incident in Fox Crossing, Wis. at the request of Fox Crossing Police Chief Tim Seaver.
Law enforcement received calls from numerous people that a male subject was acting erratically with a knife and approaching members of the public in Fritse Park. Law enforcement arrived on scene and located the individual and over the course of the incident, one Fox Crossing police officer fired their weapon and struck the man.
Law enforcement rendered first-aid to the subject on scene, however the decedent succumbed to injuries at the scene. No law enforcement were injured during the incident.
The involved police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, per the department’s policies.
The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident has been a collaboration between DCI, Wisconsin State Patrol, Neenah Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Winnebago Sheriff’s Office, and the Winnebago County Coroner. The Fox Crossing Police Department have been fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Winnebago County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
No additional details are available at this time. Please contact DOJ with media inquiries.