UPDATE: Man shot by New Berlin police in June dies from injuries

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MONDAY 7/5/2021 5:23 a.m.

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by police in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin in June has died from his injuries.

The state Department of Justice said that 57-year-old Michael Wolski, of New Berlin, died Friday, the same day Waukesha County prosecutors filed an arrest warrant for him on a charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

The DOJ has previously said that Wolski apparently called 911 on himself to attract police.

Authorities say he told dispatchers he saw someone with a long gun in a New Berlin parking lot.

Officer Rick Helm was parked nearby and when he went to investigate, Wolski allegedly confronted the officer. That’s when Helm shot Wolski.

The Journal Sentinel reports that Helm is on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL: One in critical condition after officer-involved shooting in New Berlin

WEDNESDAY 6/23/2021 5:41 a.m.

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (WFRV) – A person is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in New Berlin.

According to authorities, on June 22 around 10:00 p.m., the New Berlin Police Department responded to the 4000 block of South Moorland Road for a report of someone with a gun. When officers arrived at the scene they confronted the person with the gun.

During the incident, an officer fired their weapon and hit the person with the gun. The person with the gun was transported to a local hospital where they remain in critical condition.

No officers were injured during the incident.

The officer who was involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Divison of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation.

There was no further information available at this time, Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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