Officer-involved shooting in New Berlin, one person in critical condition

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NEW BERLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One person is in critical condition after being shot by an officer in New Berlin Tuesday night. 

It happened around 10 p.m. on the 4000 block of South Moorland Road in New Berlin.

Several neighbors told CBS 58 it happened in the parking lot of Crossroads Community Church.

They say they heard gunshots and sirens and saw the police response.

Dispatch received a call about a subject with a gun, and the New Berlin Police Department responded to the scene and confronted the subject, according to a press release from the DOJ.

An officer discharged their weapon and struck the subject.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

One person was provided emergency medical support and transported to a local hospital where they remain in critical condition.

One neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she drove by the incident on her way home.

"And it would appear to be cops like going towards a suspect lying on the ground in the church parking lot," said the woman. "I guess for me it makes me nervous because I have children."

Crossroads Community Church posted a response on Facebook reading, in part: "The individual that was shot is not a member of our church or affiliated with Crossroads Community Church in any way. While we pray for his recovery, it is important to note, we do not know anything about him."

DCI is leading the investigation with assistance from Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Muskego Police Department, and Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.

CBS 58 is working to find out more information on the incident. 




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