One Person Dead Following Standoff In Fond Du Lac County

(Taycheedah) The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an agency investigation into the death of a suspect who shot himself early Sunday morning in the Town of Taycheedah. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a male and female arguing at a residence just after midnight. A vehicle was pulled over by law enforcement nearby and the suspect was found hiding in the trunk. Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says upon making contact he brandished a firearm. He says a perimeter was established and deputies attempted to negotiate for several minutes before the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies immediately began medical treatment and the individual was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Waldschmidt says no deputies were injured and no deputy on scene discharged their weapon. He says the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the incident independently to ensure the process is thorough and transparent. Once completed, their findings will be referred to the district attorney’s office.