Dept. of Justice investigates 7th officer-involved shooting of 2015, this time in Kenosha

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KENOSHA (WITI) -- Police are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting that occurred at 21st Ave and 56th Street in Kenosha.

Police tape sections off a scene that stretches multiple blocks as officials document Wisconsin's latest officer-involved shooting.

The incident took place Saturday morning, March 14th, at approximately 9:32 a.m.

Kenosha Police Department was attempting to arrest a 26-year-old Kenosha man near 22nd Ave. and 56th Street who had an active felony warrant.

Authorities say when the suspect was confronted by police, he armed himself with a weapon. The officer fired his handgun, striking and killing the suspect.

"We heard some screaming sounded like somebody's yelling for help and then after that we heard about six shots fired and we ran outside and that`s when we heard that the police shot and killed somebody," said Gyasi Daniels, heard officer-involved shooting.

Daniels estimates that when he arrived outside there were about 15 police officers on scene. Daniels and his girlfriend weren't allowed back inside her apartment building while officials investigated the scene.

Police have not released the name of the victim or the officer involved in this shooting.

Police say the officer involved in the shooting was uninjured and will remain on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

No other injuries were reported in this incident.

The Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation has been contacted to lead this investigation. They are asking anyone who may have information in reference to this incident to call 1-608-266-1671.

FOX6 News will continue to monitor this investigation and will update this story when more information is available.

16 comments

  • mh

    This is what happens when people challenge Police Officers.
    DON’T CHALLENGE POLICE YOU BIG DUMMIES. Disrespecting the law must be a NEW school thing because we were taught to respect the law!!!

    • Mr. Bob

      No MH. This isn’t about challenging police officers, it is about attempting to use deadly force against a police officer. The officer is trained to maintain control of the situation. When this person arms himself and comes after the officer the officer has no other choice than to use deadly force to stop the threat. The number of shots fired makes no difference. Once the officer elects to use deadly force, he shoots until the threat is stopped.

      • mh

        Anyone that pulls a weapon on a cop DESERVES to get shot!!!
        I SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT!!
        COPS LIVES MATTER TOO!!!!!

  • toenail

    What does it matter just another thug, dont show weapons to police and cooperate with their commands

  • Mike

    Must be a white guy. No race indicated. No protests. No riots. No Jesse or Al. Just the way it should be. Attack or threaten the life of an officer, pay the consequences.

    • Carol Searing Wood

      It was a white guy shot. See no one went out rallying for him. Now if this were a black person. They’d all be out there protesting and what have you. Yes the white guy was in the wrong for what he did. So he got what he got for what he did.

  • David

    Al? Jesse? NAACP? Black lives matter? No justice, no peace? What do we want? JUSTICE! When do we want it? NOW! And cue the crickets.

  • appalled

    Question: What do you propose when a person points a gun at a police officer? What do you want them to do?

  • Thomas

    They fail to mention that it started off with a police chase that lasted for 30 minutes through Kenosha and that the lead officer in the chase which was a K-9 unit officer and his dog CHICO that was the officer who shot the man 6 times as soon as the man bailed from his car. I heard the chase and followed it on my police scanner and heard everything the pursuiting officer said and did. There was no mention of the suspect armed with a 10 32 and the suspect did not fire on the officer..

  • SuperDave

    I’m glad he’s dead! I can’t wait for the news to report another police officer killing a dangerous felon with a gun. Great job Kenosha Police Department!

  • whiskey tomon

    Kenosha police is just trigger happy there bad people for shooting my friend i think this officer should permanently kicked off the police force and his badge token away

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