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Police: Suspect dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound after standoff, officer-involved shooting

Posted at 6:19 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 08:20:16-04

An investigation is underway after a standoff in a Waukesha neighborhood led to an officer-involved shooting.

Waukesha police said the incident happened at a home on Pebble Valley just after 8 p.m. Officers were responding to a domestic violence incident where police said a 45-year-old man was accused of attempting to strangle the victim. Police said the man also threatened to shoot other family members and police officers.

According to police, officers established a perimeter around the home and made attempts to communicate with the suspect. While attempting to communicate with the suspect, he began shooting at officers from inside the home.

"Based on the imminent threat of death to officers and citizens in his field of fire, officers were forced to discharge their firearms to stop the threat generated by the suspect’s actions," said the Waukesha Police Department in a press release.

After exchanging gunfire, police attempted to make contact with the suspect. After entering the home, the man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

The City of Greenfield Police Department Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is conducting the investigation.

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