Dept. of Justice to Investigate Neenah Officer-Involved Shooting

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is taking over the investigation into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Neenah, Wisconsin on Saturday

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the investigation so far shows that the victim, Michael Funk, was armed when police opened fire on him. 

The shooting happened Saturday at a motorcycle shop, leaving one dead and injuring a police officer. 

Neenah Police say during a standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles, a male came out of the building holding a weapon and did not comply with orders to drop it.  Police say he was shot at by officers, but also may have been shot from inside the building. 

60-year-old Michael Funk was killed in the shootout. 

The owner of Eagle Nation Cycles says Funk was inside of the shop when a gunman entered and took hostages.

An attorney for Funk’s family says he was a hostage who died while trying to flee the gunman. 

The Dept. of Justice says there has been conflicting reports circulating in the community regarding the events leading up to the shooting.  They will release only limited facts to prevent further confusion or misinformation. 

The DOJ says there is a lot of work ahead them in the investigation and a prosecutor will make a final call on whether charges should be filed. 

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