NEENAH, Wis. – A lawyer says the family of a biker killed during a police standoff at a Wisconsin motorcycle repair shop is considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Attorney Cole White says his client Michael Funk was fatally shot in the encounter. But he says Funk was a victim who shouldn't have been killed.
He says Funk was among those taken hostage Saturday at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah.
White on Monday described the encounter based on what he had been told by the shop's principal owner, Steve Erato.
White says someone came into the shop holding another man at gunpoint. He says the gunman had sold his bike but wanted it back and took the buyer to Eagle Nation to retrieve it, providing a glimpse into what sparked the hourslong hostage standoff.