UPDATED: Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots Suicidal Man

Incident remains under investigation in Delafield neighborhood.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday with information about the sheriff's deputy and the suicidal man's identities.

A 31-year-old suicidal man in Delafield was shot by a Waukesha County deputy after the man refused to drop a shotgun, according to Fox 6.

The man was wounded in the incident that happened around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. He was transported to Froedtert Hospital via Flight For Life, according to the Lake Country Reporter.  

The initial 911 caller told Waukesha County dispatch the suicidal man fired one shot. The incident involving the 22-year law enforcement veteran remains under investigation, according to WISN 12.

The deputy was identified Wednesday as Mike Doud. The Delafield man was identified as Justin Ebbe, according to Fox 6.

TOM January 09, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Suicide is against the law the officer did'nt want to write another ticket
Waukesha Girl January 09, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Get everyone out of the house and let the guy shoot himself. If he wants to really, really die, he will find a way. Let's just hope he doesn't take anyone else out with him.
WaukeshaCitizen January 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Note to self: If a family member or someone close to you is having a mental health breakdown, don't call 911 in Waukesha County.
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 09:08 PM
What would you suggest they do instead?
Alicia Rodriguez Silva January 09, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Call 211 Waukesha County
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 10:28 PM
I guess I am missing why someone wouldn't call police if a shot was already fired? It's an unfortunate incident, but a shot was fired, sheriff's department was called and the man wouldn't put down the weapon.
WaukeshaCitizen January 09, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Sarah, I would suggest they allow a willing friend, family member, or neighbor go in and try to de-escalate the situation. These military looking cops with megaphones and assault rifles arriving in "Armored Assault Vehicles" are quite disruptive to me and my neighbors personally.
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I am going to take issue with that idea because in this case a shot was already fired. Should a willing friend, family member or neighbor de-escalate a situation and put themselves in harm's way? Yes, it's a scary thing to see police officers armed with rifles and shields, but they do it for a reason - to keep themselves safe while handling a situation. I am sorry that you find it "disruptive" but I am sure that the people who are being protected by the equipment do not find it disruptive when it comes to their safety and their own lives.
WaukeshaCitizen January 09, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Sarah Millard of Waukesha Patch, You seem to feed what the PD and/or city provides you. I've seen no investigative (nor any other type of) journalism here. Please consider calling the other folks involved. Even neighbors for goodness sake? I can get a phone number list of the ten closest neighbors (as can any other person with internet access) if you'd like. Simply request it on this forum. At least a few will talk. If you're just throwing out police blotter that's fine but don't expect folks to respect your actions and don't try to come across as a legitimate journalist by giving 1 of 10ish accounts of the situation. Let me know if you want some on camera interviews with neighbors. I'll spend the 30 minutes tomorrow collecting them. You should be ashamed. Please learn from this.
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 11:49 PM
I have no doubt that neighbors were inconvenienced and disrupted in this incident – as they are in many other incidents. I just don't think it should be advised to not call police when someone is suicidal and has already shot once. I don't think it should be advised to send someone to talk to a suicidal person in that situation.
WaukeshaCitizen January 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM
You of course will publish what you will, while working for Time Warner aka WaukeshaPatch, You posted the video I watched. This was a "strategic location" with the hill in the background for the cops to wait it out. No hostilities and so fourth. Instead, from the information I can gather, they burst into this, potentially ill man's home, and gunned him down. Violence is not always the answer Sarah... My wife tells me, "a little chit chat goes a long way." This time, I agree...
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) January 10, 2013 at 02:02 AM
At least this guy stayed home and didn't visit a theater or school.
Kate Macon January 10, 2013 at 04:13 AM
To waukeshacitizen, You should be ashamed of yourself for attacking a person for doing their job. Sarah is a news reporter, she reports about the story, good, bad and indifferent. If you don't like the news as it is reported. Read the comics. Suicide is a tragic situation and if someone is serious they will kill themselves, people who need help will seek attention. Attention they need to get help. This person is alive because of the way the police responded. If he had killed someone else you would be screaming because the police didn't respond. Stop attacking people for doing their job.
Bethesda January 10, 2013 at 04:57 AM
Maybe we should wait before being so quick to say what the deputies should have done. None of us were there. Was the man with the gun inside or outside the house ? If he pointed or went to point the shotgun at someone whether it was cop or not the police are going to shoot him. That could have been his intention suicide by cop. Sorry to hear the police arriving were disruptive but they were there to protect whoever was in the house and the neighborhood. Cops will try to talk to someone if that is possible but again we don't know what happened yet except for some minimal information. The last thing a cop wants to do is shoot someone. As far as calling 211 they would contact the police for a life threatening emergency like this.
@-;-'---- Rose January 10, 2013 at 05:11 AM
If police had let Shaw fire a shot or 2 my son and I would probably never have seen our friend Faye again....except at the funeral home.
@-;-'---- Rose January 10, 2013 at 05:12 AM
This has got to be the craziest "solution" I ever heard!!
Steve ® January 10, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Guns save lives. Lets ban them all.
WaukeshaCitizen January 10, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Yeah Kate, If I don't like the news read the comics huh? You're a true American. Thanks and I'll never question an "official story" again.
JustSomethingToConsider January 10, 2013 at 04:22 PM
While I fully support a person's right to share their thoughts and opinions, I would ask that it be done in a way that is still respectful. This is a wonderful family that is dealing with a lot right now and the thought of them seeing or hearing about these types of comments is really upsetting. In my opinion, there are more appropriate venues for people to speak their minds about suicide, gun control, people doing or not doing their jobs, etc. I'll add that if a person has a strong opinion about something, such as possibly some of the people here do, they might be more effective if shared in a more applicable/appropriate place. While I would love to take the opportunity to give my opinion of the necessity of violating this family's right to some sort of privacy (aka not having to give names or the location of their residence), I don't want to be hypocritical and so will refrain from doing so.
JustMyTwoCents January 10, 2013 at 08:15 PM
@JustSomethingToConsider, I agree! People sure are quick to judge this entire situation based on just one news report that contains barely any details. Did it "inconvenience" the neighbors? Absolutely! It "inconvenienced" me to see the bomb squad truck in front of my house several years ago along w/a whole SWAT team going into a neighbor's house. However, we dealt with it because I'd rather have that response than endanger another untrained civilian who is "just trying to help". @WaukeshaCitizen while in theory your "friendly neighbor/loved one" approach sounds good when someone is that intent on doing harm, that approach is dangerous. The suicidal person is no longer rational and cannot be talked out of it. And @ Dennis, perhaps you just caught the deputy on a bad day. That's a pretty wide, damaging brush you're painting him with. It is hard to remember that those who love everyone involved are likely reading these comments. Perhaps we could be considerate of them and tone down the nastiness.
Aleah January 13, 2013 at 05:13 PM
fromjanesville2waukesha January 15, 2013 at 03:13 AM
A paramilitary approach is not the answer to every one of the incidents.


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