Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Ozaukee County, Wis.

Jun 7 2023

FREDONIA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in Fredonia, Wis. that occurred on the morning of Wednesday, June 7, 2023.


At approximately 7:25 a.m., Ozaukee County Sheriff’s deputies were executing a felony search warrant for an internet crimes against children investigation at a residence on the N6700 block of CTH E in the Town of Fredonia. During the attempted arrest, a struggle ensued, and the male subject armed himself with an edged weapon and was shot by a detective. The subject is in serious condition and was transported to a local hospital.


An Ozaukee County detective was injured during the incident and was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.


The deputy from the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office who discharged their weapon has been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.


DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Mequon Police Department, Ozaukee County Emergency Management, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and a DCI Crime Response Specialist. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


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


Please direct media inquiries regarding the officer involved critical incident to Wisconsin DOJ.