A 35-year-old man is dead after police officers opened fire at a home on Appleton’s north side. Police chief David Walsh says officers were called to a house on around 2:30 Wednesday morning for a domestic disturbance. He says the woman who called police didn’t mention if there was a weapon involved. Walsh says when police arrived they found a very agitated Armond Aponte. Walsh says Aponte didn’t calm down and charged at the officers with two swords, and they shot him several times. Aponte was pronounced dead a short time later at Appleton Medical Center. Walsh says 25-year veteran Lieutenant Carlos del Plaine and 8-year veteran Officer Joseph Lidbury are the officers who fired the shots. The Green Bay police department is investigating the incident. They’re expected to complete their work Thursday or Friday. Walsh says this is the first fatal shooting by an officer in Appleton in 24 years.
Rick Schuh, WHBY