WAUKESHA – Two officers, one from Delafield and the other from Hartland, were shot and wounded in Delafield on Friday morning, November 6. Both officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. . The suspect has been identified as Nathanael Benton. We are investigating the well wanted Benton in Fargo, ND in connection with a shooting.
Authorities say the police initially responded to calls for a surprise crash. Upon arrival, officers confronted the suspect outside a Holiday Inn motel near I-94 and Highway 83. Gunshots were exchanged and two officers were hit.
All lanes on I-94 near WIS 83 in Delafield are currently closed as investigation continues.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6̵7;0 ” tall, 215 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair. The suspect wears a flat brimmed hat, sweater and possibly long clothing. The suspect was last seen running south from areas I-94 and Hwy 83, in Delafield City.
Suspects are considered armed and dangerous. If you see anyone matching this description, please call 911.
An emergency warning was sent to residents of the Delafield area asking people to avoid the area of Highway 83 and Golf Road due to “law enforcement incident.” Alerts require residents in the nearby area to “take shelter on the lowest floor of your home / business.”
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