UPDATE: Everest Metro Police Officer Involved Critical Incident
WESTON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in the Village of Weston, Wis. that occurred in the morning of Friday, April 23, 2021.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., Everest Metro Police Officers were dispatched to respond to a report of a female requesting assistance. Officers entered the building and upon approaching the apartment, they heard a female screaming inside the apartment. Upon entry, officers were confronted by an armed male individual. During the incident, the officers discharged their weapons.
Upon entry to the apartment, officers located one deceased female.
No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.
An autopsy has confirmed the female’s manner of death was homicide by stabbing. The investigation has also confirmed that the deceased female was the 911 caller and was killed by the male subject.
The female victim is Renee Hindes, age 52, of Weston.
The male subject, David H. Morris, age 43, of Weston, is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The Everest Metro Police officers involved in this incident are:
- Officer Gunnar Schultz, one year in law enforcement
- Officer Tanner Uhlig, three years in law enforcement
- Officer Lucas Wiza, seven weeks in law enforcement
DCI is leading the investigation into the officers discharging their weapons. DCI is also investigating the death of the deceased female. DCI is assisted by the Marathon County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory and Marathon County 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 Marathon County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is currently available.
Please direct media inquiries to Wisconsin DOJ.