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Woman treated for gunshot wound at Froedtert; man taken into custody | By West Bend Police

February 22, 2024 – West Bend, WI – On February 21, 2024 at 1:34 a.m. a 31-year-old Racine woman was dropped off at Froedtert Hospital West Bend with a gunshot wound to the neck. An unknown male immediately left the scene after dropping her off.

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the hospital, obtained a description of the vehicle involved, and learned the shooting occurred at an unknown residence in the City of West Bend. The vehicle was located by a West Bend police officer a short time later with the driver trying to walk away. The 38-year-old man from Milwaukee was taken into custody without incident.

After an extensive investigation, West Bend Police Department detectives determined the shooting occurred at a residence in the 500 block of S. Main Street as a result of an argument between the man and woman. A handgun was recovered and several witnesses located and interviewed. The man has been placed in the Washington County Jail for Attempted First Degree Homicide and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
The woman remains hospitalized and is expected to recover. At this time the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released.

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