EAST TROY — A suspect is in custody after authorities say he shot at law enforcement officers who were responding to an early morning disturbance in Spring Prairie Township.

Walworth County Sheriff’s Communication Center received 911 calls about 2 a.m. Thursday about a man at a house party on Hamms Road who was threatening people with a gun.

Deputies and officers from the Village of East Troy Police Department arrived on scene at approximately 2:10 a.m. and saw at least 20 people in and around the residence.

The suspect fled from the home and police chased on foot.

That’s when authorities say the suspect shot at the officers and disappeared into a wooded area, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

SWAT was called along with a Suburban Mutual Assistance Response Team (SMART) for additional officers in an attempt to stabilize the scene and search for the suspect.

An alert was sent via text to the local area with updated throughout the incident.

A perimeter was established and the suspect was located and taken into custody.

No one was injured in this incident.

Witnesses are being interviewed and evidence is being gathered. This is an ongoing investigation, however there is no further threat to the community stemming from this incident.

Assisting agencies include:

Village of East Troy Police and Fire Department

Wisconsin State Patrol

Town of Delavan Police Department

City of Delavan Police Department

Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department

Racine County Sheriff’s Department

City of Lake Geneva Police Department

East Troy Fire and Rescue

Lake Geneva Fire and Rescue

Lyons Fire and Rescue

Linn Township Police Department

Village of Mukwanago Police Department

City of Elkhorn Police Department

By Staff Report

Walworth County Community News