By Shereen Siewert
The suspect in an hours-long standoff that began after a chase in Clark County is dead and an officer is hospitalized, according go the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
DCI is investigating the death, which happened in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 13, according to a DOJ news release.
Officers with the Loyal Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Marathon County Sheriff’s Department and Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department were engaged in a standoff with a 77-year-old Robert Domine following a traffic stop and pursuit.
During the standoff at the suspect’s Loyal residence, Domine fired on police and struck a Clark County deputy, police said. As the standoff continued at the residence, officers deployed gas into the home. Upon entering, Domine allegedly fired on police, who returned fire and struck Domine, who died at the scene.
The injured Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy received non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The shooting officer, a Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, and Loyal Police Department.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office when the investigation concludes.