Lt. Billy Jones of the Richland Center Police Department reports that on July 14, 2019 at 11:21 PM Richland County Dispatch received a 911 call in which the caller reported a man in need of medical assistance for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Walmart parking lot. Officers of the Richland Center Police Department and Deputies of the Richland County Sheriff’s department responded, along with Richland County EMS. Upon Officers’ arrival it was confirmed that the 72 year old male was deceased. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of family.
The incident remains under investigation by the Richland Center Police Department; however there is no perceived threat to the community at this time.
The Richland Center Police Department was assisted by Richland County EMS, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the Richland Center Fire Department, and Richland County Coroner.