OSHKOSH — Oshkosh police say an officer shot and injured a man who they believe was intoxicated and raised a rifle toward the officer.

The incident happened shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday near the Mill Street boat launch in the City of Oshkosh.

According to a news release from the Oshkosh Police Department, officers received a report that there was an allegedly intoxicated man walking around carrying a loaded rifle.

Officers were able to locate the man who they say was carrying a rifle in his hands.

Officers began talking with him in an attempt to de-escalate the situation and to try to get the man to put down the rifle, which police say he refused to do.

Officers attempted to use less lethal rounds but the subject continued to hold the rifle in his hands, according to a news release.

Police say the man began to raise the rifle and point it at officers.

That’s when police say an officer fired his duty issued rifle, striking the subject one time.

Police say the man was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer is not injured.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is at the scene and is conducting the investigation of this incident.

There is currently no threat to public safety and Oshkosh Police are not looking for any additional individuals related to this matter, according to the news release.




By staff