Suspect in Waukesha Police Standoff was Arrested in 1997 for Similar Incident
UPDATED January 25: Three officers fired their rifles in the Waukesha Police stand off with the suspect on Sunday night on Douglass Avenue.
"They risked their life," said Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The three Waukesha Police Department officers were placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
In addition, a citizen was shot in the leg during the incident. She received treatment at the hospital and was released.
The subject's wounds were non-life threatening.
In 1997, the same suspect was arrested for a similar incident.
ORIGINAL: While responding to a call of a despondent man with a weapon, Waukesha Police officers shot and wounded the unidentified man around 11 PM. Sunday. The man’s girlfriend called police and stated he had been drinking and was depressed. When officer arrived at the home in the 200 block of Douglass Avenue, they spotted the man carrying a rifle with a green laser site attached. The officers ordered the man to drop the firearm, but instead he aimed it at the officers. Three officers responded by firing upon the man. Despite being wounded, the man fled on foot. He was apprehended less than a block away. Police officers and Waukesha Fire Department EMTs began treating the man for his injuries and he was transported to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The early indications are that the man’s wounds are not life threatening. No officers were injured in the incident.
This follows a standoff earlier in the evening at the Country Springs Hotel. Around 6 PM Saturday, the Waukesha Police were called to the hotel on Golf Road for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. During the argument, the 48-year-old man claimed he had a gun. The area around the man’s hotel room was evacuated and officers began negotiating with the suspect. The man eventually came out of his room. During the subsequent arrest, four officers were injured. The extent of their injuries has not been released. The incident is still under investigation.
Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 this morning.