Officer shoots man in New Berlin; suspect in critical condition

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Tuesday, June 22 in New Berlin. 

According to the Department of Justice, at approximately 10 p.m., dispatch received a call about a subject with a gun along Moorland Road near Pleasant Drive. 

The New Berlin Police Department responded to the scene and confronted the subject with the gun. During the incident, an officer discharged their weapon and struck the subject. The subject was provided emergency medical support and transported to a local hospital, where the subject remains in critical condition.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

On Facebook, Crossroads Community Church said the incident began blocks away from the church – but unfolded in the parking lot. Officials say the individual shot is not a member or affiliated with the Crossroads Community Church in any way. They say while they will pray for his recovery, they do not know anything about him.

All involved law enforcement is fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave.

DCI is leading the investigation of the officer-involved critical incident with assistance from Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Muskego Police Department, and Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.

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DCI is continuing to review the evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Waukesha County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.