APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Appleton Police say they have arrested an armed man who was reportedly claiming he was going to shoot a family member. The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Leland Schroeder of Appleton.
Police say they were sent to the area of Clark and Roosevelt Streets for a weapons call, and initial reports stated a man with a gun threated another man before leaving the scene in a car. Police attempted to pull the car over, but they say the car then took off at a high rate of speed.
Police say thanks to the help from several citizens, they were able to find the car abandoned on North Durkee Street. Police say the suspect, Schroeder, got rid of the gun and ran into the neighborhood where he was found and arrested. Police were able to locate the loaded handgun as well.
Police say Schroeder was interviewed by officers, which is when he told them he had been on his way to shoot a family member.
Police are requesting multiple charges from the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office in relation to the incident.