Village of Germantown — Police responded to reports that a shooting victim had entered the Germantown Cousins Subs on County Line and Pilgrim roads looking for help around 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.
The victim was identified as a 31-year-old man from Jackson, who was driving northbound on Highway I-41 when he was shot.
“He was the driver and he had a female acquaintance in the car," said Police Chief Peter Hoell. "They had just gotten off the highway and they were looking for somewhere to stop to call for help. When we got the call, all we got was that there was a shooting victim inside Cousins, so we didn’t know at the time if the shooting occurred at Cousins. We had to take a tactical approach not knowing if the shooter was still on the scene.”
Flight for Life was initially called on standby, but the response request was soon canceled. Hoell stated the man was "conscious and alert at the time of his transport" and the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Germantown Rescue took the man to the hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the ribs and later released.
The investigation was initially conducted by Germantown Police, but was then turned over to the Menomonee Falls Police Department when it was determined that the shooting did not occur in Germantown.
According to the Menomonee Falls Police Department, the investigation determined the shooting occurred further southeast on I-41 than originally reported; the case is now in the hands of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, where it is still under investigation.