Man killed by Appleton police officer from Milwaukee


APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the man fatally shot by police in Appleton was from Milwaukee.

The Outagamie County Coroner's Office and Green Bay police say 33-year-old Jimmie Montel Sanders was killed at Jack's Apple Pub early Sunday morning.

Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas says the gunman fired at least once inside the bar and a second man wrestled with him as others fled. The chief says the officer went in and saw the gunman and shot him. Sanders died at a hospital.

WLUK-TV ( ) reports officials say Sanders had recently been staying with friends in Appleton.


(AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a male who had a gun at a bar in downtown Appleton.

Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas said at a brief news conference that one male threatened another with a gun and fired at least once early Sunday at Jack's Apple Pub. Then the second male wrestled with the gunman as the crowd fled.

Thomas says Lt. Jay Steinke went in and saw the male with a gun, then fired. The subject died at a hospital. His name has not been released.

Two men inside the bar were also taken to the hospital, one with a gunshot wound in his arm and the second with a shoulder injury not from gunfire. No officers were hurt.

Green Bay police are investigating.

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