Man arrested following attempted homicide of officers in West Bend
West Bend Police responded to the 200 block of Edgewood Lane Sunday after a citizen called at 3:23 AM and reported hearing the sound of at least six gunshots in the area.
Officers searched the area and at about 4:20 AM found a man standing in the yard of a home. The man pointed a handgun in the direction of the officers and pulled the trigger.
Police said that the gun apparently misfired and the officers were able to retreat to a position of cover.
Officers were able to identify the 24-year-old suspect due to previous police encounters.
At 4:22 AM and 4:29 AM officers heard more shots coming from the area that the suspect was at.
At 4:47 AM officers heard two additional shots fired from the home where the suspect was located.
West Bend Police Officers and Washington County Sheriff Deputies secured the area and attempted to make contact with residents at the home.
Officers were able to make contact with one suspect.
At 6:19 am two 28-year-old males exited the home. They stated that the suspect that fired was still in the home with another adult male.
At 7:48AM a 24-year-old male exited the home. He stated that the suspect was still in the house.
At 8:05AM the 24-year-old suspect exited the home.
West Bend Police Officers and Washington County Sheriff Deputies took the suspect into custody.
He is being held at the Washington County Jail on two counts of attempted homicide and intoxicated use of firearms.
Officers recovered a 45 caliber handgun and a two gauge shotguns at the scene and several spent casings from the handgun and 12 gauge shotgun shells.
There were no injuries to any officers or citizens during the confrontation.
Traffic was diverted during the incident and a number of streets were closed. The 5K run sponsored by the West Bend Downtown Association had to be diverted to a new route.