3 officers on administrative leave following shooting at Oneida Casino

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Three officers are on administrative leave following the shooting at a Green Bay casino restaurant last weekend.

A news release Friday said the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into Saturday’s incident.

Authorities said Bruce Pofahl, 62, had been fired from the eatery and walked into the Duck Creek Kitchen and Bar, where he shot and killed Ian Simpson, 32, and Jacob Bartel, 35.

Officials said Pofahl walked out of the restaurant and shot a third employee, Daniel Mulligan, 28, who was seriously injured.

Law enforcement responded and encountered Pofahl near the first-floor parking ramp on the east side of the Radisson Hotel complex within the casino. The DOJ says three Green Bay police officers fired their weapons and shot Pofahl, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following officers were placed on administrative leave, due to department policy:

  • Sergeant Brian Jordan, 21 years with Green Bay PD
  • Officer Makayla Wolfe, two years with Green Bay PD
  • Officer Ben Snyder, nearly two years with Green Bay PD

DCI is leading the investigation into the police shooting of Pofahl, while the Brown County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation of the gunman’s double homicide and attempted homicide.

The DOJ says all law enforcement involved are cooperating with DCI during the investigation. DCI continues to review evidence and will turn over reports to the Brown County District Attorney after the investigation concludes.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services, Wisconsin State Patrol and FBI have also assisted with the ongoing investigation.