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One person in critical condition after New Berlin officer-involved shooting

New Berlin officer-involved shooting
Posted at 6:21 AM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 14:36:57-04

NEW BERLIN — Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Justice say one person is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting in New Berlin.

They say around 10 p.m. Tuesday a call was received about someone walking around with a gun at South Moorland Road near West Dover Hill Lane. It was later learned that the suspect was the person that made the 911 call.

Once the New Berlin Police Department arrived on scene they located and confronted the suspect with the gun. During the incident an officer fired at the suspect, hitting them.

The suspect, a 57-year-old New Berlin man, was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.

No officers were injured, and all are cooperating with the investigation. The officer who fired the shot, 44-year-old Rick Helm, is now on administrative leave. He's been a law enforcement officer for 20 years.

The Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the shooting with help from Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Muskego Police Department, and Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.

Once the investigation is complete the DOJ will turn the investigative reports over to the Waukesha County District Attorney.

The investigation is ongoing.

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