The man shot and killed by Germantown police outside a middle school on Monday night has been identified as 32-year-old Kevin Foy of Lake Villa, Illinois, according to his family. Foy, an Army combat veteran, was reportedly struggling with his experiences. He had driven to Germantown to pick up items he had purchased at an auction. Foy’s family expressed shock and disbelief over the incident, stating that they never believed something like this would happen.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), police responded to reports of a man acting erratically at Kennedy Middle School. The suspect, later identified as Foy, attempted to enter the school but was unsuccessful. He then climbed onto the school’s roof. Police say Foy fired shots at officers, who returned fire, ultimately killing him. No students or staff members were harmed during the incident.
Foy’s brother, Joe Foy, described him as an independent individual who had served two tours in Afghanistan and suffered from PTSD. The family had tried to get him help, but Kevin showed little interest and chose his own path in dealing with his trauma. Joe Foy emphasized that Kevin was a licensed concealed carry holder and experienced with firearms. The family believes that Kevin would never have intended to harm anyone and expressed gratitude that no one else was injured during the incident.
Classes have resumed in Germantown, except at Kennedy Middle School, which remains closed as investigators continue to look into the incident. Local law enforcement has received recognition for their quick response in ensuring the safety of students and staff. The Uvalde Foundation for Kids, a national non-profit promoting school safety, honored the Germantown police officers involved with a heroism award, commending them as an example for other departments to follow.