Updated, 9:26 a.m. July 24
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Eau Claire police say an officer has fatally shot a 59-year-old man after he fired a shotgun at authorities.
Police chief Jerry Staniszewski said Sunday that the department received a request the night before to check the welfare of the man, who made “homicidal and suicidal” comments to an acquaintance. Staniszewski says officers found the man standing outside with a handgun when they arrived at his residence.
Staniszewski says the man retreated into the residence and refused to cooperate during crisis negotiation, threatening to shoot officers on scene. The police chief says the man at one point fired a shotgun through a window at authorities.
Staniszewski says a sergeant who has served with Eau Claire police for eight years then shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Eau Claire police say there has been an officer-involved shooting in the western Wisconsin city.
Detective Lt. Derek Thomas says the shooting occurred Saturday night, but couldn’t offer additional details. Authorities are set to release more information at a Sunday press conference.
The department tweeted Saturday night that police had responded to an “emergency situation,” asking people to stay away from the area. The account later disclosed the officer-involved shooting.