Driver shot and wounded by Oshkosh police

Public is not in danger
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 5:54 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 12:31 PM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - A person is being treated for injuries after being shot by an Oshkosh police officer early Friday morning.

The shooting happened by the Farmers Market parking lot on the 500-block of N. Main St. at about 1:30 a.m. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says officers were responding to a complaint of threats.

When officers arrived, the person accused of making the threats was in a vehicle and drove at the officers. One officer fired their weapon, hitting the driver.

The DOJ says police started life-saving measures until the person could be transported to a hospital. We don’t know their condition or any information about the person.

No officers were hurt.

“Per our policy, we handled it to get scene security up to a certain extent but we would always defer to that outside agency to come in and investigate an incident like this,” Capt. Rebecca Kaiser of the Oshkosh Police Department said.

The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is on the scene and handling the investigation, which is required by state law after officer-involved shootings. It’s receiving assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say they aren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the situation. “There is no danger to the public. This is an insolated incident. There is no continuing threat, and as soon as, I am sure, that DCI can release information they will,” Kaiser said.

Eventually the DCI’s findings will be turned over to the Winnebago County District Attorney’s Office to determine if any criminal charges should be filed.