Man dies of accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound in Menomonee Falls

CREATED Apr 3, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 4, 2014

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UPDATE: Police have identified the decedent as Michael Price of Menomonee Falls.

Investigation shows that Price was in the parking lot of Bob Lanier Enterprises in possession of two handguns when one of the two handguns accidently discharged striking him in the chest, officials said.

Police said there is no reason to believe that either the discharge was intentional or foul play was involved.


MENOMONEE FALLS -- Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, police swarmed an industrial park in Menomonee Falls.

Guns drawn, they cased Bob Lanier Enterprises, N93 W14575 Whitaker Way, a marketing and promotions agency.

Police said preliminary investigation reveals that a 61-year-old male employee of Bob Lanier Enterprises succumbed to a self-inflicted accidental single gunshot wound to the chest.

Officials said they notified employees of all nearby businesses to stay inside.

"It was actually kind of frightening because we don't get a lot of activity around here," said Steve Swick. "[I was thinking about] my family. I stayed inside and did what i was told."

The incident is still under investigation.

"It was not an active shooter situation so we are able to make sure that the rest of this village and this neighborhood is safe," said Chief Anna Ruzinski with the Menomonee Falls Police Department. "This was an isolated incident and we have no reason to believe anything else."