Sheriff's Office: 80-year-old man fires gun in home sparking tactical situation in Hartford
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A tactical situation in Hartford ended peacefully following a shots fired call inside a home Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say around 2:15 p.m. on June 30, someone called 911 saying shots had been fired at a home near Highway 60 and S. Wacker Drive in Hartford. The caller reported he had been threatened by his 80-year-old father who then shot a gun inside the home, not specifically directed at anyone. The caller said there were three innocent people who had sheltered themselves in the lower level of the home while the 'lone suspect' was on the main level of the home.
Deputies along with Hartford Police established a perimeter and surrounded the home. As a safety precaution, Highway 60 between Wacker Drive and Pond Road was shut down since the north side of the residence had an unobstructed view of Highway 60.
After attempts to reach the suspect by phone were unsuccessful, the Washington County SWAT team and Crisis Negotiators were brought in and were able to help remove the innocent people who were still inside the home.
After about two hours following the initial call, authorities were able to make verbal contact with the suspect and after brief negotiations, he exited the home and surrendered peacefully.
No one was hurt in the incident and the Washington County Sheriff's Office says charges will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office once the investigation is complete.