Fond du Lac Officers Arrest Wanted Man After He Throws Concrete At Them

A man wanted for 1st Degree Reckless Homicide, Party to Crime was taken into custody Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in the City of Fond du Lac by use of force, but not before throwing chunks of concrete at officers and their cruisers.

Around 3:20 PM, officers responded to the 100 block of 6th Street for a report of a 40-year-old male Fond du Lac resident wanted on a felony probation warrant, but The man was gone when the officers arrived.

Around 5:10 PM, Officers observed the man on a bike riding westbound on 6th Street.  The man stopped for police, however he failed to comply with any of the officers verbal directions. 

The suspect armed himself with two larger rocks (chunks of concrete) and started making threats to harm the officers.

The man threw one rock at a Fond du Lac City squad car and then threw another rock striking an officer in the leg. 

The man walked towards officers and threw his bike towards a squad car before arming himself again with a chunck of concrete and making threats of violence towards the officers on scene.

Still failing to obey any orders, an officer deployed a 40mm less lethal impact round striking the man in the leg.

The suspect dropped to the ground and was taken into custody without further incident.

The officer that was struck by the concrete received minor injuries and another officer received a minor hand injury while taking the suspect into custody.  Both officers remained on-duty.

The 40-year-old male suspect was transported to SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital for medical clearance before being taken to the Fond du Lac County Jail on several criminal charges in addition to the probation warrant.

The investigation into this incident is at the preliminary stages and remains under active investigation. No further details or information are being released at this time.

Chief Aaron Goldstein stated, “Our Department is committed to our mission to provide service, protection, and leadership to all people.  Our goal in any situation is to de-escalate and bring a peaceful resolution so that everyone is safe.  Even when Officers attempt to de-escalate a situation, sometimes factors beyond the control of an Officer can result in force becoming necessary.  The use of less lethal impact munitions provides additional options to our Officers in order to help resolve high-stress violent encounters while reducing the risk of injury to the suspect and Officers.”