Man dead after officer involved shooting

FOX CROSSING, Wis. - UPDATE: As of 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation has cleared the scene and the Trestle Trail has been re-opened to the public.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice confirms a man is dead after an officer involved shooting. 

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in Fox Crossing. 

The DOJ says law enforcement received calls from numerous people that a man was acting erratically with a knife and approaching members of the public in Fritse Park. Police arrived on scene, found the man and eventually, one Fox Crossing police officer fired their weapon and hit the man.
 
According to a press release from the DOJ, police gave the man first-aid on the scene, but he died from injuries. 

No law enforcement were hurt during the incident.
 
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, per the department’s policies.
 
The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident has been a collaboration between DCI, Wisconsin State Patrol, Neenah Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Winnebago Sheriff’s Office, and the Winnebago County Coroner. 

The DOJ says the Fox Crossing Police Department have been fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.
 
DCI is continuing to investigate and will later turn over reports to the Winnebago County District Attorney when finished. 
 
 

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