Waukesha Police Kill Man Allegedly Armed Outside Waukesha Memorial Hospital

Shooting Happened Early Wednesday Morning Outside Of Emergency Room

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Waukesha police officers fatally shot a man they say was armed early Wednesday morning outside of Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was reportedly armed with a handgun near the entrance of the emergency room around 1:30 a.m., according to the Waukesha Police Department.

“Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation by engaging in dialogue with the suspect,” according to a police departent press release. “The initial information that officers had was that the suspect was at the emergency room for treatment.”

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Police say they used “crisis intervention techniques” and repeatedly asked the suspect to drop the gun.

“During the dialogue, the suspect’s behavior changed, and he suddenly pointed the gun at officers,” the press release states. “Based on this imminent threat officers were forced to discharge their firearms striking the suspect.”

The man was brought into the emergency room where he died.

Officers involved in the shooting have three to 12 years of experience with the Waukesha Police Department. There are no further details at this time.