A man who lives near police shootings in Franklin shares how events played out on Friday


FRANKLIN, Wisconsin (CBS 58) – The aftermath of the Friday, September 3, Franklin shooting that involved police officers are still on the streets this weekend.

Police are still investigating the incident that closed the 27th and Sycamore all Friday.

There are still junk cars, police tape and tire tracks from the crime scene.

A man who lives a few feet from the incident told CBS 58 what he had witnessed.

“When I saw all the sheriff’s cars shut down on 27th Street South, I thought something was going on,” said Dave Beaudoin, who lives near the crime scene.

Beaudoin has lived on S. 27th Street since 1974.

Never in his life could he have imagined seeing something like this happening on Friday.

Beaudoin said he heard a loud crash Friday morning and went outside to see what was going on.

“I saw the police bring the guy down and tell him to come down and I said I was getting out of here,” Beaudoin said.

It all started early Friday when an armed suspect kidnapped two different drivers in a car and later led the police in a chase.

The suspect crashed into a tree on the 27th and Sycamore.

According to police, 31-year-old David Wayne Marshall Jr. got out of the car with a gun and there was a shooting.

Marshall died on the scene as a result of the shooting

“I heard the bullets and when I got to the fence in my driveway I was looking for cover. I dove on the cement, ”said Beaudoin.

Beaudoin said his neighbor’s shelves saved a few bullets from hitting him and his house as he took cover.

The bullet marks remain on the shelves and on his house.

“My father’s truck blocked those two bullet holes when I was passing them, so I could possibly have been hit by them,” said Beaudoin.

Beaudoin said afterwards that the police had come to check on him and told him to stay at his house and keep the area closed until around 8 p.m. Friday.

He said it was not uncommon to see speeding traffic on 27th Street.

“There are loud mufflers, there are speeding restrictions. People think they drive cars and stuff. It only gets worse,” Beaudoin said.

Beaudoin said he believed his father would take care of him as his truck and the neighbour’s shelf played a role in preventing the bullets from hitting him.

“My father took care of me in heaven,” said Beaudoin.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

West Allis Police are still investigating the incident.