APPLETON — One man is dead after state investigators say he was shot by police responding to a domestic disturbance Friday evening in Appleton.

Appleton police officers responded to the call about 7:20 p.m. Aug. 12, 2022 at a residence on the 1500 block of N. Birchwood Ave. in Appleton, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.

When officers arrived, they attempted to negotiate with a man who they say was armed with a handgun, according to the DCI.

Officers later shot the man, who was then taken to a local hospital where he later died.

No other details have been released on what led up to the shooting.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and body camera footage captured the incident.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident, according to the DCI.

The involved officers from the Appleton Police Department have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Wisconsin DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services, Wisconsin State Patrol and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.

DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Outagamie County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.



By staff