Man Surrenders Nearly 4 Hours after Attempting to Fire Gun at West Bend Police
On Sunday, October 16 at 3:23 AM a citizen called West Bend Police Department to report the sound of at least six gun shots in the 200 block of Edgewood Lane. Officers responded to the area and searched for evidence of shots fired and possible suspects.
At approximately 4:20 AM two officers observed a man standing in the yard at 228 Edgewood Lane. The man pointed a handgun in the direction of the officers and pulled the trigger. The gun apparently misfired and the officers were able to retreat to a position of cover. The officers were able to identify the 24-year-old man from previous encounters with the officers.
Within ten minutes after the attempted firing on police officers, officers heard shots fired from home or yard. Again at 4:47 AM officers heard two additional shots fired from the yard or house at 228 Edgewood Lane.
West Bend Police Officers and Washington County Sheriff Deputies secured the area and attempted to make contact with the residents at 228 Edgewood Lane. Officers were able to make contact with one subject. At 6:19 AM two men, both 28-years-old exited the house. These two individuals told police the suspect that fired the shots was still in the house with one other adult male.
Nearly three hours later, at 7:48 AM a 24-year-old man exited the home and told police that the suspect was still in the house.
At 8:05 AM 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 Attempt Homicide, and Intoxicated Use of Firearms.
Officers recovered a 45 caliber handgun and a two 12 gauge shotguns at the scene. In addition several spent casings from the handgun and 12 gauge shotgun shells were recovered at the scene.
There were no injuries to any officers or citizens during this confrontation.
The incident and resulting stand off caused the diversion of a 5K run sponsored by the West Bend Downtown Association.