TOWN OF MENASHA, WI (WTAQ) - The Town of Menasha police officer who shot an armed 66 year old man to death last week has been identified as 17 year veteran Lt. Gary Cutler.
He is the department’s firearms instructor.
Cutler was one of several officers sent to an apartment complex last Friday night after Wilson A. Lutz had threatened to harm himself.
Lutz was upset over a personal relationship. Cutler reportedly shot Lutz twice when he refused orders to drop his gun and then pointed it at the officers.
The Winnebago County district attorney’s office is investigating to determine if charges should be filed.
Cutler is on paid administrative leave, a normal practice after a police-involved shooting.