NORTH FOND DU LAC - Residents in two Fond du Lac area neighborhoods say they are relieved now that an allegedly intoxicated gunman has been caught.
Fond du Lac police say a man fired a handgun in the Glenwood Drive area in Fond du Lac Wednesday night.
Then, they say the man went to Florida Avenue in North Fond du Lac, about five miles away, where he reportedly fired his rifle.
A single rifle bullet lays in the middle of Glenwood Drive in Fond du Lac. The only sign anything was amiss in this quiet residential neighborhood Wednesday night. Fond du Lac police say it's where they set up a perimeter to catch a man who police say fired shots from a handgun after a fight in the area.
But the man left before police arrived. Soon after he was spotted again in the 600 block of Florida Avenue in North Fond du Lac.
"There was a resident standing outside of his home and he saw the suspect walking down the street with a rifle, confronted him about the fact he was walking with a rifle, at that point the suspect fired one round into the air and took off on foot running from the scene," said North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch.
Residents in the neighborhood tell FOX 11 they heard the shot, but thought it was fireworks, until they noticed the police cars descending on their neighborhood.
"I saw a man in a red sweatshirt run up to the cop, talk to her and then after that she must have got on the radio and called for more assistance," said Gloria Thelke who lives near where the shooting occurred.
With assistance from the sheriff's department and the State Patrol, police finally caught the suspect after he and his father were pulled over in a car just blocks away.
"When you have someone who is randomly firing shots and is able to travel that kind of a distance through city and residential streets, clearly there is the potential for this thing to have gone a lot worse than it did," said Pautsch.
Pautsch says the suspect appeared intoxicated, but police say they don't yet know why the man was shooting. The suspect has not yet been charged, but Pautsch says he expects the man to face multiple felony charges stemming from the two incidents. And that's just fine by Thelke.
"Just glad nobody got hurt, that's the best thing."
Now her neighborhood is quiet once more.
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