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Man dead after exchanging gunfire with Mequon police

The involved Mequon Police Department officer has been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.
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Posted at 5:43 PM, May 17, 2023

MEQUON, Wis. — A man is dead after exchanging gunfire with Mequon police officers on Wednesday.

According to the Mequon Police Department, officers responded to the area of Riverland and Bonniwell roads around 3:30 p.m. for a neighbor dispute involving a firearm.

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Man dead after Mequon officer-involved shooting

When officers arrived, a person of interest was barricaded inside his home. Officers then requested the Ozaukee County Special Response Team.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), the man eventually exited the home and began firing rounds toward officers who then exchanged gunfire and struck the man.

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Despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured. The involved Mequon Police Department officer has been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

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The Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has been requested to investigate the officer-involved shooting. DCI is being assisted by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and a DCI Crime Response Specialist.

Several agencies responded to the scene. According to TMJ4 News crews who were at the scene, ambulances, several squads, and the Ozaukee County Sheriff's armored vehicle were in the area.

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Surrounding roads were closed off amid the incident.


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