Monday, December 7, 2015

Vietnam Veteran Killed in Wisconsin "Hostage" Standoff

Attorney: Man Killed in Wisconsin Standoff Was a Hostage 
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEENAH, Wis.
Dec 6, 2015,
While White said he could not answer whether Funk had a weapon or not, he said Funk was a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was "terrified" of police.
A man killed during a standoff at a motorcycle shop in Wisconsin was a hostage who died while fleeing the gunman, according to an attorney who said he represents the man's family.

Milwaukee lawyer Cole J. White on Sunday identified the dead man as 60-year-old Michael Funk of Neenah. White said he got the identification from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and from Funk's wife. Neenah police have not identified the dead man.

Police were called Saturday morning about shots fired at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah, about 85 miles northwest of Milwaukee, and a report that hostages had been taken. Police said a man left the building holding a weapon but would not comply with officers' instructions to drop it. Officers fired at the man but he also may have been shot at from a suspect inside the building, police said on Saturday.
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