Green Lake Sheriff responds to weapon-related incident on Sept. 23

On Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:25 a.m., the Green Lake County E911 Communications Center received a call concerning a weapon-related incident where a man fled into an apartment located in the City of Green Lake with a firearm.

The City of Green Lake Police and Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office units arrived at approximately 11:28 a.m. and determined that an adult female, and downstairs neighbor, adult male, had fled the residence, and another adult male was reported to be in the upstairs apartment with a weapon, according to a release from Chief Deputy Sheriff Mark Putzke.

A law enforcement perimeter was established and the Green Lake Combined Tactical Unit was paged. The Sheriff’s Office Code Red emergency notification system was also used to notify Green Lake residents of the possible danger.

With a command post established, equipment was summoned and efforts began to reach out to the male party to establish communications. As this was being conducted, the male party appeared from the upper apartment and had serious life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

With Emergency Medi-cal Services on scene, arrangements were made with Flight for Life for emergency medical transport, and he was taken by helicopter to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah.

An extensive investigation is currently being conducted into this incident which appears to be domestic related. Authorities have confirmed a struggle over the firearm had taken place just prior to the 911 call, and that the adults involved are a 26-year-old female, 50-year-old male, and the seriously injured male is age 28, all from Green Lake.

All names are being withheld during the investigation, and the community is not believed to be in any danger.

The incident is being investigated by the City of Green Lake Police and Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Assistance was provided by the Green Lake Combined Tactical Unit, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Fond Du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and Tactical Bearcat Unit, Green Lake Ambulance and Medic, ThedaStar Flight for Life, and Green Lake/Brooklyn Fire Department.