Firefighter's shooting death leads at least two Milwaukee-area fire departments to procedure change

  • Source: WISN-TV ABC 12 Milwaukee
  • Published: 05/16/2019 11:47 AM

At least two Milwaukee-area fire departments will change their procedures after a firefighter was shot and killed Wednesday night in Appleton. Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was shot while responding to a medical call at Valley Transit Center. A police officer and a woman were also shot. Investigators said the victims were shot after the 47-year-old suspect from the Wausau area was revived. According to initial reports, the man was experiencing a seizure, police said. While receiving care, he began firing at Lundgaard and police. Lundgaard died at a hospital. The police officer and woman were expected to be OK. Officers returned fire and hit the shooter. He was pronounced dead from his injuries at a hospital. Investigators have not released additional details about the shooter's medical event. It's not clear how he was revived.


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