On April 4, just after 9:00 pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an out of control 15 year old juvenile in Fennimore Township. While law enforcement was en-route to the scene, information was gathered that the juvenile had armed himself with a handgun and was discharging it toward random targets in the area of the residence. After a period of time, law enforcement was able to take the juvenile into protective custody after the use of a less-lethal (bean bag) shotgun. The juvenile was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and later transferred to a mental health facility.
This incident is under further investigation. Assisting the Sheriff's Office during this incident was Fennimore Police Department, Lancaster Police Department, Southwest Emergency Response Team, Fennimore Fire Department-Rescue Task Force, and Fennimore EMS.