Shooting in Neenah leaves one dead, officer wounded

AP and WiG reports

An hourslong standoff Saturday morning between a gunman and police ended with one person dead, a police officer injured and one person in custody.

The shooting occurred at Eagle Nations Cycles in Neenah, according to The Associated Press. At one point, the man who was slain emerged from the building holding a weapon and was shot by officers after refusing to drop it. 

Police later identified the man as Michael L. Funk, 60, and said he was being held as a hostage by a gunman who entered the building shortly after 9 a.m.

The police officer who was shot avoided more serious injury when his helmet deflected a bullet. He was treated and released.

The brouhaha prompted an evacuation of the area surrounding the motorcycle shop on Main Street. Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert said an estimated 30 shots were fired during an event he described as “every community’s nightmare.”

Police have not released a motive for the shooting. Winnebago County District Attorney Christian A. Gossett told the Appleton Post-Crescent that he anticipates any charges being filed against the man arrested by mid- to late-week at the earliest.