Neighbors on edge after Waukesha deputy shoots man wielding shotgun
the WTMJ News Team
DELAFIELD - Neighbors are on edge in Delafield after a Waukesha Sheriff's deputy shot a man who was wielding a shotgun there.
A 911 was received just before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon about a suicidal family member.
The caller reported that the shotgun was loaded and was discharged in the residence.
The man, 31, held the shotgun in his hands.
When police arrived and demanded he drop the weapon, after refusing to do so, a deputy then shot the man.
"He made it clear that it was a single incident, and there was no immediate danger to the neighborhood," said Lynn Bender, who lives across the street.
"I thought maybe they were looking for someone around in the woods or something with a gun," explained Bill Bailey, another neighbor.
"If a guy has a firearm, you don't know if he's going to shoot you."
He is currently hospitalized with unknown injuries.