UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 arrested following Oshkosh shooting

Oshkosh Police say the 1700 block of Taft Avenue is back open
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - (UPDATE): Police say a 36-year-old man is dead following a shooting early Saturday morning in Oshkosh.

According to Oshkosh police, officers were called to the area of 1700 block of Taft Avenue just after 4:30 a.m. for a welfare check, after receiving information a man was lying in the hallway of an apartment building.

When they arrived, officers found the man with a gunshot wound, and began performing life saving measures, and also formed a perimeter around the area.

Officials have identified the man as Jarvis Gladney.

Later on, detectives arrived and were able to identify a suspect, and both the SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team were called to the suspect’s address which is located in the same 1700 block where Gladney was found.

Police say the teams were at the scene and spoke with the suspect for about six hours, and eventually arrested the suspect for homicide.

During that time, Officer Kate Mann said some neighbors were evacuated from their apartments while others were advised to shelter in place.

“Well there are a lot of apartment complexes in this 1700 block of Taft Avenue and since a gun was involved we just want[ed] to make sure everyone is safe,” said Man.

Some living in the block looked on during the hours-long investigation.

“A tactical unit came, could hear dogs barking, so I went further down and looked and saw the SWAT Unit was going in with their dogs and their shields,” said Tim Rait, who lives in one of the apartment complexes on Taft Avenue.

Rait, who spoke with Action 2 News during the investigation, appreciated how police were handling the situation.

“Letting people through that have to, keeping it quiet. Making it feel calm, it doesn’t feel chaotic here which is nice,” said Rait.

At this time, police say the suspect is a 27-year-old man, but did not give a name.

Oshkosh Police say the 1700 block of Taft Avenue is back open.


ORIGINAL POST: The Oshkosh Police Department has confirmed it is investigating a shooting on the 1700 block of Taft Avenue.

Police say officers were called to the area just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday for a welfare check of a man lying in the hallway of an apartment building.

When they arrived, police say they found a 36-year-old man with a gun shot wound.

The man was then taken to an area hospital for his injuries.

At this time, there is still a large police presence in the area, and police are asking community members to avoid that part of the city.

Stay with Action 2 News here and on social media as we bring you the latest on this situation and hear more from police.

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