Person Dies Following Exchange Of Gunfire After Green Bay Police Respond To Disturbance

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A person died following an exchange of gunfire as Green Bay police officers responded to a reported disturbance involving two vehicles, authorities said.

Green Bay police Chief Chris Davis said officers were sent to the scene Friday afternoon of a disturbance involving two vehicles with a possible weapon involved. After officers located one of the vehicles, Davis said there was an exchange of gunfire between an officer and one person.

That person, who police said fired first, died Friday night at a hospital. Police said it has not been determined how the person died.

The deceased person was not immediately identified by authorities, and no additional information was released Saturday by police.

Police said the officer who returned fire was not injured and has been placed on administrative leave, a routine step following shootings involving officers.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

The DCI said the officer who fired shots was wearing a body camera, and the Green Bay Police Department has cameras in its squad cars.


This story was first published on Feb. 24, 2024. It was updated on Feb. 27, 2024, to correct that the person died after an exchange of gunfire with police, but that the cause of death has not been determined.