Eau Claire Cop Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an Eau Claire police officer fatally shot a 25-year-old man after the man refused to drop a knife and advanced on officers.

Police responded late Saturday morning to a 911 call about a man banging on doors and yelling in the hallway of an Eau Claire apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found the man in a parking lot holding a knife.

Police Chief Jerry Staniszewski told reporters that authorities used “less-lethal options,” including firing bean bag rounds and using a stun gun, before the officer shot the suspect “to end the deadly threat.”

The officer is a 20-year police veteran whose name was not released.

The La Crosse Police Department is investigating. It is the second time police have fatally shot someone in Eau Claire this year.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Jack Hackney says:

    Someone had a deah wsh.

    next

  2. Jack Hackney says:

    ^death wish.
    I admit it – I attended Public Schools. slap slap

  3. Welcome to diversity Eau Claire. Ain’t subsidized housing and Sanctuary City welfare grand ?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota

Watch & Listen LIVE