TOWN OF MENASHA - A Town of Menasha man is dead after he pointed a gun at officers responding to a call he planned to commit suicide.
It happened at the Scottsdale Apartments on West Calumet Street.
The man called officers just after 5 p.m. saying he had a gun and planned to take his own life.
The man told dispatchers he was distraught over troubles he was having in a relationship. Three Town of Menasha Police officers then went into building 207 of the Scottsdale Apartments.
"As the officers made entry into the hallway they did see a silhouette of a person down the hallway and they did yell commands to this individual," said Town of Menasha Police Officer Jason Weber.
Weber says the man refused to comply with the officer's commands. Weber says the man then pointed a long gun, either a rifle or a shotgun at officers.
"An officer did fire two shots from his service weapon and struck the individual with the shots and the individual was later pronounced deceased."
Weber says only one officer fired shots. He says that officer is a 17 year veteran of the Town of Menasha Police Department. Weber says the man did not fire. Weber says he is unsure if the man's weapon was loaded.
The building was not evacuated and no one else was injured.
Weber says the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department will be handling the investigation. He says the officer involved will be put on paid administrative leave until that investigation is complete.
The names of the man shot and the officer who fired have not yet been released.
It was a scary situation today for one Winnebago County sheriff's deputy after responding to a crash along Highway 41.
A Greenleaf dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows.
On Wednesday, a state committee will release its recommendations on what Wisconsin should do with the Common Core standards.
Cheers for a big check at an Appleton elementary school.
The victim in a weekend shooting at an Appleton night club has died, according to Appleton police.
The possibility of a Walmart store in downtown Green Bay is still alive.