Police shoot, kill suicidal man in Waukesha

WAUKESHA -- Waukesha police say they were forced to shoot a man who was suicidal Sunday night.
 
It happened around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Pleasant View and Sunkist.
 
Police say officers responded to a call from a woman who said the man was in the backyard. He had been drinking, was armed and wanted to kill himself.  
 
Police tried negotiating with the man for about an hour, but they say when he pointed the gun at police, two officers were forced to shoot.
 
Steve Fons lives on Pleasant View. He says he heard the man yelling in the backyard.  
 
"The whole thing was about his daughter," said Fons. "He was upset about his daughter." I heard his wife yell don't do it, don't do it. That's what they want you to do. All of a sudden bullets started flying in every direction it seemed like." 
 
Flight for Life was called to the scene, but authorities say the man died before he could be transported.
 
Authorities say the two officers involved are on administrative leave, which is policy.
 
The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations is conducting the investigation.
 
Stay with TODAY’S TMJ4 for further updates on this developing story.
 

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