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Sheriff: Man fatally shot by Winnebago County police linked to other crimes

Updated: 7:27 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2020

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who died after being shot by police in Fox Crossing was linked to other crimes in northeastern Wisconsin.

Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz says officers responded Tuesday night to Fox Crossing to serve a search warrant for a man wanted for several crimes.

Matz says "within minutes" of the Winnebago County SWAT team's arrival, the armed man "put into motion a series of events that led to the officer-involved shooting and his death."

Details were not released. Four SWAT team members have been placed on standard administrative leave.

The name of the man was not released.
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Posted: 7:52 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2020

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — A person wanted for felony warrants has died after a shooting involving officers from the Winnebago County SWAT team, according to sheriff’s officials.

Authorities said the person who died was also wanted for questioning in multiple crimes.

The SWAT team was summoned to the scene about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday near the border of Appleton and the Village of Fox Crossing by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

Officials say with minutes of the SWAT team arriving, there was an officer-involved shooting. Authorities did not immediately provide details of the shooting, just that the person had died.

As required by state law, the shooting is being investigated by an outside agency, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.




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