Two Wisconsin officers were justified in the killing of the suspect who in the video could be seen engaging in gun fights with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire last month, a prosecutor said.
Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, Appleton Fire Chief Jeremy Hansen said at a press conference Thursday.
Lundgaard died in a local hospital hours after being shot at the Transit Center in Appleton, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee.
Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas said that Appleton fire and police personnel responded to the bus terminal to assist a 47-year-old male who was arriving on a bus from out of the area. Initial reports indicated that the man was having a seizure, Thomas said.
After receiving assistance from first responders on the bus, the man left the bus was walking toward the nearby library building when he displayed a handgun and shots were exchanged between him and police, Thomas said. Lundgaard was struck, as was an Appleton police officer and a female bystander.
Police shot the man, who was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis said that Officer Paul Christensen and Sgt. Christopher Biese won’t face criminal charges.
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