TOWN OF MENASHA, WI (WTAQ) - The Winnebago County district attorney says he will conduct a thorough investigation into the fatal shooting of 66 year old Wilson A. Lutz.
The DA will determine whether a Town of Menasha police officer was justified when he shot Lutz twice at an apartment complex last Friday night.
Lutz was armed and had threatened to harm himself over the ending of a relationship.
Police say an officer with 17 years of experience shot Lutz when he refused to drop his weapon and pointed it at officers.
District Attorney Christian Gossett says the investigation will be completed as quickly as possible based on community interests and the needs of the police department. The officer is on paid leave.