Oneida Tribal Officer Involved Critical Incident

Feb 21 2021

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in Oneida, Wis. that occurred in the early morning of Sunday, February 21, 2021.


At approximately 1:30 a.m., Oneida Tribal Police Department Dispatch observed a subject drive their vehicle into the parking lot of the police department. The subject exited the vehicle and was acting erratically. Dispatch requested an Oneida Tribal Police Officer return to the police department and investigate the subject in the parking lot. When the dispatched officer arrived at the parking lot, the officer and subject exchanged gun fire. The subject was struck.


The subject was transported to a local hospital and continues to be treated for serious injuries.


The law enforcement officer was not injured, and no other individuals were injured during the incident.  


DCI is leading this investigation and are assisted by Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Hobart-Lawrence Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services. 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 Brown County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.


The investigation is ongoing and no further information is currently available. Further information will be released when it becomes available.


Please direct all media inquiries to Wisconsin DOJ.