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Officer fired at man ‘pointing a compound bow’ at police in Racine

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RACINE -- A man, 43, was shot at by a Racine police officer Saturday night, Aug. 24, after police said the man pointed a compound bow at officers.

Police were called out to the area near Erie Street and English Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Police said the officer, a five-year veteran of the department, responded to the threat by firing his duty weapon at the man in an attempt to stop the threat.

The man was not hit, and there were no injuries.

The officer was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

"I came out, all you could see was lights," said Timothea Cooper, neighbor. "It was way down there. They were lined. It was like every police officer. There has been problems over there, but I didn't expect it would be something like that. It's unsettling, because we have kids."

Cooper described a tense scene.

"Several had their assault rifles, not shotguns, but assault rifles," said Cooper.

Officer-involved shooting near near Erie Street and English Street in Racine

Neighbors said authorities helped an injured woman at the scene.

"I do know they took her in the ambulance," said Cooper.

FOX6 News found broken glass and a boarded window at the home police responded to.

"I'm shocked," said Ralph Abgian. "It's in my neighborhood. I'm glad everyone is OK."

Officer-involved shooting near near Erie Street and English Street in Racine

The Racine Police Department will conduct this investigation since this shooting did not result in a fatality.

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Racine police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

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