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Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting

Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting
Appleton Police Department
Posted at 4:59 AM, Jan 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-23 15:28:00-05

APPLETON (NBC 26) — A suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital after an officer-involved shooting incident Tuesday morning in Appleton, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.

Due to that incident, both lanes were blocked at Wisconsin 96 and Wisconsin Avenue between Division Street at Clark Street.

According to a news release from the Appleton Police Department, an officer was involved in a critical incident just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

An officer was sent to the Maritime Tavern, 336 W. Wisconsin Ave., for a weapons-involved complaint.

When law enforcement arrived at the location, they were confronted by an armed subject who shot at law enforcement, according to DCI.

Authorities confirm an Appleton police officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect, who was taken to a nearby hospital.

The officer was not hurt, and the investigation is ongoing.

The DCI is investigating the incident. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The officer was wearing a body camera during the incident.

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