You are a white firefighter in an 82 percent white city in Wisconsin (a 97.8 percent non-African city). You respond to a situation involving an unresponsive black male. You revive the unresponsive black male (who had overdosed), only to then be shot by this black male who was out on bond for drug charges.[Bodycam video released from fatal Appleton police shootout, WISN.com, June 14, 2019]:
APPLETON, Wis. — Prosecutors have determined an officer-involved shooting in Appleton that left a suspect dead was justified.
Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis made the announcement Thursday afternoon.
The shooting happened last month at Valley Transit Center.
Ruben Houston, 47, of Wausau, was on a bus when other passengers called 911 to report that he was unresponsive.
Appleton Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard and two other firefighters were first on the scene and administered Narcan.
They determined Houston was experiencing an overdose and needed further medical treatment so as not to overdose again.
After he was revived, Tempelis said Houston told the firefighters he took four of his wife’s morphine pills for knee pain he was experiencing.
Police officers also responded to the scene and attempted to get Houston to accept medical treatment.
Tempelis said Houston became agitated and pulled a .380-semi-automatic handgun.
He fired two shots, which hit Lundgaard and another officer.
Lundgaard was shot in the back, fatally wounding him. The officer survived.
Other officers at the scene then returned fire as Houston took a woman hostage.
Tempelis said Houston used the woman as a human shield as he fired at police.
Houston was shot several times and later died at a hospital.
The woman taken hostage was also shot in the head, likely by an officer, Tempelis said, but she survived her injuries.
At the time of the shooting, Houston was free on bond pending drug charges in Fond du Lac County.
Lundgaard, 36, was the first Appleton firefighter in 86 years to die in the line of duty.
Mitch Lundgaard was only doing his job as a firefighter, a vocation he had been employed in for 14 years in an 82 percent white city (two percent black city).
He was murdered by a black male after he had revived him from overdosing.
His name is Mitch Lundgaard, a white firefighter, murdered by a black drug user in an 82 percent white city in Wisconsin.
Rest in peace, Mitch.