Oak Creek shooting

Source: Oak Creek Officer Sam Lenda killed Sikh temple shooter

CREATED Aug 6, 2012

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  • Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Family who have poeple in Sikh Temple, on 7512 S. Howell Ave., in Oak Creek, where the shooting occurred twait to hear information. Family members of people in the temple were trying to find information about their loved ones in Oak Creek on Sunday August 5, 2012. Oak Creek August 5, 2012. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Credit: Mike De Sisti

MILWAUKEE- A person familiar with the internal Oak Creek police investigation into Sunday's shooting at a Sikh temple says the officer who killed the shooter is Sam Lenda.

Because of the ongoing investigation, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said Monday he would not identify the officer who shot and killed Wade Michael Page with his squad rifle.

A person familiar with that investigation tells The Associated Press that the officer is patrol officer Lenda. The source was not authorized by the police department to release his name.

Andrew Schauer, a staff attorney with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, says he represents Lenda but would not say why. He says Lenda is one of the police union's members but he could not offer further comment.