Rebellious man wanted in sex investigation of child who died after armed conflict with state troopers

A Slinger man died following an armed confrontation with Wisconsin State Patrol troopers. The 41-year-old man, who has not been identified, has been investigated for child sexual exploitation. Soldiers attempted to arrest him after he left his home near Highway 60 and Parkway Drive. “This started as an investigation that has been ongoing for some time now in the Cudahy Police Department,” Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Kemps said. Investigators waited outside the house to seize evidence. Neighbor Brenda Lechner said she saw a federal agent approach the house with a megaphone. “It was a woman, an FBI agent, she said it’s the FBI, we’re executing a search warrant. Go out with your hands up,” Lechner said. But no one was inside yet. Two state troopers stopped the man on Industrial Drive, just south of Highway 60. They said he pulled out a gun as they approached his van. the suspect. At that time, the suspect committed suicide. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Lt. Kemps said. According to police, the man was suspected of not only molesting the child and exposing him to pornography, but also of creating child pornography with him. “It just breaks my heart. I can’t imagine living next to someone like that. It’s really scary,” neighbor Judy Lechner said. She said the man moved in a few years ago, but described him as a recluse. “He said to my husband the first time he met him, don’t expect me to be sitting on the deck talking to you. I am not a social person. Now we understand why,” Lechner said. Police are not releasing the man’s name, but WISN 12 News learned he previously lived in Cudahy and had no criminal record. Neighbors said investigators removed boxes of evidence from the house. The two state troopers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, while the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.

A Slinger man died following an armed confrontation with Wisconsin State Patrol troopers.

The 41-year-old man, who has not been identified, has been investigated for child sexual exploitation. Soldiers attempted to arrest him after he left his home near Highway 60 and Parkway Drive.

“This started as an investigation that has been ongoing for some time now in the Cudahy Police Department,” Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Kemps said.

Investigators waited outside the house to seize evidence. Neighbor Brenda Lechner said she saw a federal agent approach the house with a megaphone.

“It was a woman, an FBI agent, she said it’s the FBI, we’re executing a search warrant. Go out with your hands up,” Lechner said. But no one was inside yet.

Two state troopers stopped the man on Industrial Drive, just south of Highway 60. They said he pulled out a gun as they approached his van.

“Both soldiers drew their firearms and one of the soldiers fired a bullet into the vehicle, we believe the suspect is missing. At that time, the suspect committed suicide. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Lt. Kemps said.

According to police, the man was suspected of not only molesting the child and exposing him to pornography, but also of creating child pornography with him.

“It just breaks my heart. I can’t imagine living next to someone like that. It’s really scary,” neighbor Judy Lechner said. She said the man moved in a few years ago, but described him as a recluse. “He said to my husband the first time he met him, don’t expect me to be sitting on the deck talking to you. I am not a social person. Now we understand why,” Lechner said.

Police are not releasing the man’s name, but WISN 12 News learned he previously lived in Cudahy and had no criminal record. Neighbors said investigators removed boxes of evidence from the house.

The two state troopers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave, while the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.