Former Solid Gold guitarist shot and killed by Wisc. police

A former guitarist of Solid Gold, a popular band based in Minneapolis, was shot and killed by police in Madison, Wisc. early Friday. Police say 30-year-old Paul Heenan, who had reportedly been drinking, mistakenly entered a house two doors down from his own and got into an altercation with his neighbor.
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A former guitarist of Solid Gold, a popular band based in Minneapolis, was shot and killed by police in Madison, Wisc. early Friday, WCCO reports.

Police say 30-year-old Paul Heenan, who had reportedly been drinking, mistakenly entered a house two doors down from his own and got into an altercation with his neighbor, the Wisconsin State Journal says.

After a responding officer ordered the two men to get down on the ground, Heenan approached the officer and reached for his gun before he was fatally shot.

The musician worked with Solid Gold between 2003 and 2004 and engineered Out of Your Mind EP. Former bandmate Matt Locher tells Isthmus that Heenan was incredible at guitar, singing and keyboards.

Heenan had recently returned to Madison after living in New York for eight years.

His funeral services are being held Tuesday in Madison.

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