FRIDAY 1/31/20 3:22 p.m.
FOX CROSSING, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has released the names of those involved in the deadly officer-involved shooting in Fox Crossing.
In the statement from DCI, the suspect, 32-year-old Rory Behling, was found outside a home with a firearm.
DCI says three members of the Winnebago County Multi-Jurisdictional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team discharged their weapons:
- SWAT Team Leader Justin Englund, 17 years in law enforcement
- SWAT Operator, Kyle Schoonover, 10 years in law enforcement
- SWAT Operator, Seely Moe, 21 years in law enforcement
All three officers are on administrative leave, per department policies.
DCI and DOJ continue to investigate the incident.
Local 5 will continue to follow this story as it develops.
Suspect killed in Winnebago Co. officer-involved shooting reportedly wanted on multiple warrants
WEDNESDAY 1/22/20 3:24 p.m.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting in Winnebago County was reportedly wanted on multiple drug charges.
Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz announced during a press conference that the suspect was involved in numerous incidents, resulting in a number of warrants for him:
- In July 2019, the suspect was involved in an incident in Grand Chute where he was believed to be dealing methamphetamine. When law enforcement attempted to make contact with the subject, he reportedly fled and nearly struck a squad in the process. An arrest warrant was issued in Outagamie County following this incident.
- Also in July, the Department of Corrections issued a warrant for a parole violation.
- In early 2020, the subject was reportedly involved in an incident in Neenah in which he collided with a natural gas meter and struck a squad car while fleeing officers. The collision made the squad car inoperable, according to the Sheriff. Eight airbags were reportedly deployed.
- The car of the subject was reportedly recovered the next day and officers say they found a stolen firearm connected to multiple armed robberies in Brown County.
Officials say they identified the subject and a search warrant was issued. Authorities then determined the subject was located in the 800 block of Grove Street.
The SWAT team was then reportedly called in to execute the search warrant. Those living within the area were advised to shelter in place for their safety.
Within minutes of the SWAT’s arrival, the subject, who was armed, “put into motion a series of events that led to the officer-involved shooting and his death.”
Four officers have reportedly been placed on administrative leave, but an estimated 12 officers were involved in the incident. No officers were physically injured during the incident.
The suspect is not being identified at this time, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation has been passed off to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Fox Crossing
TUESDAY 1/21/20 10:51 p.m.
FOX CROSSING, Wis. (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating an officer-involved shooting by the Village of Fox Crossing and the City of Appleton border from Tuesday night.
Around 7:30 p.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called to the 800 block of Grove St. to question a person regarding multiple crimes, and who was wanted for existing felony warrants.
When the SWAT Team arrived, an officer-involved shooting took place.
Local 5’s Calvin Lewis is on the scene this morning and reports the roads remain closed as authorities investigate.
Officials say the person wanted for questioning in the incident is dead and there is no threat to the community.
The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal investigation.
Authorities say more information will be released on Wednesday.