An apparent domestic incident in the city of Green Lake this morning (Saturday) resulted in the shooting of a 28-year-old man.

     A statement released today from the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office reported that the man was seriously injured in the situation, which officers learned about after a call was made at 11:25 a.m. to the county’s 911 dispatch center about a man fleeing an apartment with a weapon.

     City of Green Lake Police and Sheriff's Office units arrived at about 11:28 am and determined that an adult female and a downstairs neighbor, an adult male, had fled the residence. 

     Another adult male was reported to be in the upstairs apartment with a weapon.  Officers established a perimeter and paged the Green Lake Combined Tactical Unit.  The sheriff's office also used the "code red" emergency notification system to alert Green Lake residents of the possible danger.

     With a command post established, equipment was summoned and officers tried to reach out to the male party in the apartment to establish communications.  As this was being conducted, the man appeared from the upper apartment with what officers described as “serious life threatening injuries.” 

     With emergency medical services on-scene, arrangements were made with ThedaStar air medical for emergency medical transport.  The subject was transported by helicopter to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah.

     Officers are investigating the incident, described by the sheriff's office as appearing to be “domestic related.”  Authorities have confirmed that a struggle over the firearm had taken place just prior to the 911 call. 

     The adults involved are a 26-year-old female, 50-year-old male and the 28-year-old male; all are Green Lake residents. Officers are withholding names during the investigation.  “The community is not believe to be in any danger,” said Mark Putzke, Green Lake County chief deputy sheriff.

     This incident is being investigated by the city of Green Lake Police and Green Lake County Sheriff's Office.  Assistance was provided by the Green Lake Combined Tactical Unit, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marquette County Sheriff's Office, Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and Tactical Bearcat Unit, Green Lake Ambulance and Medic, ThedaStar Flight for Life and Green Lake/Brooklyn Fire Department.

     The Commonwealth will have more information on this incident in its Sept. 28 edition.