Fond du Lac man arrested following shooting incident near Johnson & Hickory
FOND DU LAC (WITI) — Fond du Lac police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred Monday night, November 17th.
At approximately 11:45 p.m. officers responded to the area of W. Johnson and N. Hickory for a report of shots fired in the parking lot of a business. Upon arrival, officers determined that the individuals involved had fled the scene.
Investigating officers and detectives quickly identified persons of interest and a suspect vehicle. Approximately one hour later, another officer, who was working a property crimes special operation in the southeast part of the city, observed a vehicle matching the suspect description stop in the 700 block of Crestview Lane, with several individuals exiting the vehicle and entering a residence.
Several officers responded to the area, established a large perimeter to contain the vehicle, while two officers approached the area of the suspect vehicle on foot in an effort to determine if it was the vehicle being sought.
Shortly thereafter, several individuals left that residence, got into two vehicles, one of which was the suspect vehicle, and left the area. As those vehicles began to travel from the area, the two officers that were on foot coordinated with other City of Fond du Lac Police officers who were set up in the area on the containment perimeter. Those officers then coordinated and conducted two different high risk vehicle stops on those vehicles.
Several individuals were taken into custody without incident.
Police say one subject, a 20-year-old Fond du Lac man, did admit to firing a shot from a handgun. All other subjects involved were released from custody.
Another subject that was involved, a 20 year old Fond du Lac man, stated that the suspect pointed a handgun at him and then pointed it in the air and fired it.
The incident is believed to be drug related.