State investigators looking into officer-involved shooting of 64-year-old suicidal man in Kenosha
KENOSHA (WITI) — The Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation has been called upon to lead an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Kenosha on Wednesday, March 4th.
It happened in the 1500 block of 84th Street shortly before noon.
Kenosha police say just before 11:45 a.m., they received a 911 call from a woman reporting her husband had gone into the garage to “kill himself.”
Officers arrived at the home and found the 64-year-old man armed with two knives. He was seated inside a running vehicle in the garage.
Police say the man failed to follow orders to drop the knives, and he began to advance on the officers. In order to stop the threat, an 18-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department fired one round at the man. The man was hit in his abdomen. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he is being held in emergency detention. He is expected to survive.
No officers were injured.
The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation will lead this investigation, as is procedure under the new Wisconsin law regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths.
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