OSHKOSH - A Town of Menasha police officer is off the job today after shooting and killing a Town of Menasha man Friday. He's currently on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.
Police say Wilson Lutz, 66, was shot and killed Friday after pointing a weapon at officers.
Police say Lutz told police dispatchers Friday afternoon he was upset about relationship troubles and was going to kill himself.
When three officers showed up to his apartment on W. Calumet St., police say Lutz didn't listen to them to drop his gun and, instead, pointed it at them.
That's when only one of the officers, a 17-year veteran of the force, pulled the trigger, striking Lutz who later died. It's not known if Lutz's gun was loaded. The name of the officer who fired the shots has not been released.
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting. But when FOX 11 contacted the head of the detective division, our questions were referred back to a Town of Menasha Police Department spokesman.
"My understanding is there are a few investigator interviews that need to be conducted," said Officer Jason Weber. "We really don't have a timetable. Hopefully the investigation for the sheriff's office is done within this week or by the end of the week."
Weber says crisis counselors for Lutz' family and the police department have been brought in.
Funeral arrangements for Lutz are still pending.
Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett says he hopes to meet with investigators Tuesday.
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