Man shot by officer dies near Trestle Trail bridge 3 years 3 killed there

MENASHA -- State justice officials say a police officer in the Fox Valley fatally shot a suspect.

The Department of Justice says Fox Crossing police responded to a report of a man threatening people at Fritze Park Wednesday afternoon, May 23. Police say numerous people called about a man who they said was acting erratically and was armed with a knife.

WLUK-TV reports authorities say the suspect was shot after police confronted him on the park's Trestle Trail and died at the scene.

The officer who shot the man is on administrative leave, per the department's policies. The DOJ's Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the case.

The Trestle Trail is the place where three people were shot and killed three years ago by a shooter who took his own life.

You may recall, on May 3, 2015, Sergio Valencia del Toro fatally shot two men and a child on the bridge before taking his own life.

Authorities say del Toro killed Jon Stoffel, his 11-year-old daughter Olivia and Adam Bentdahl. Stoffel' wife, Erin, was injured.


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