WAUKESHA -- Authorities say a suicidal man with a gun was fatally shot by officers Sunday night, June 18th in Waukesha. Officials said the suspect pointed the gun at officers.
A quiet night in a Waukesha neighborhood turned tense as a standoff unfolded. Around 8:00 p.m. Sunday, officers surrounded a home near Sunkist and Pleasant View.
"It is very shocking. I did hear a lot of yelling back and forth. I did see some police officers running on our block," said Paula McKillop, neighbor.
According to police, at approximately 8:04 p.m. the City of Waukesha Police Department responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting a man wanted to kill himself with a gun, that he was in the backyard, and that he had been drinking and was armed with a handgun.
Officers responded along with additional units from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and the New Berlin Police Department as well as New Berlin’s K-9 Unit.
When authorities arrived on scene, the man was armed with a handgun and the officers negotiated with him for over an hour-and-a-half.
"All the cops had the road blocked off," said Devin Fehrman, neighbor.
During negotiations, police said the man disobeyed officers’ commands -- pointing his gun at officers. That's when two Waukesha police officers shot the suspect multiple times.
"We thought they were firecrackers or fireworks, but they were gunshots," said Fehrman.
The officers rendered immediate medical attention, however, prior to Flight for Life transport, the suspect died. No officers or civilians were injured by the suspect.
Authorities are not releasing the man's name or the officers’ names pending notification of family members.
The experience of the officers involved ranges from one years to five years of service. The involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave during the initial investigation, per policy.
An autopsy on the suspect was expected to be completed later Monday.
The Wisconsin DOJ is conducting the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
The connection between the suspect and the woman who called 911 is still unclear.