Officer Involved Shooting

On Friday, December 30th at approximately 9:20 PM the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department was looking for a suspect from an incident reported earlier in the evening.  A Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near N3075 State Highway 16 in La Crosse, WI.

The suspect refused to cooperate with Sheriff’s Deputies and the La Crosse Police Department responded to a request for mutual aid. Once additional officers were on scene the suspect exited his vehicle and according to witnesses charged the officers and deputies while swinging some sort of weapon around.  Officers and Deputies used various levels of force, which were unsuccessful in stopping the suspect.  The suspect was subsequently shot, which ended the danger that the suspect posed to the Officers and Deputies.

The Officers and Deputies were then able to take the suspect into custody and the Officers and Deputies provided immediate medical assistance to the suspect. The suspect was transported by Tri-State Ambulance to a local hospital; the extent of the suspect’s injuries is unknown at this time.  No Officers or Deputies were seriously injured during the incident.

The La Crosse Police Department confirms that a La Crosse Police Officer was involved in the use of force. Standard administrative procedures are in place for the officer.  The Officer’s name will not be released at this time.

The incident occurred in the County of La Crosse and the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department will be following up with additional information regarding their personnel and the status of the investigation. The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and will be conducting the investigation.

6 Comments on “Officer Involved Shooting”

  1. Anonymous 12/31/2016 at 11:58 AM #

    That is why you do as you are asked by the Officers. All I can say is Thanks for all you do to those involved. Be Safe .

  2. John Rall 12/31/2016 at 11:38 AM #

    Sounds like good teamwork and proper protocol was taken. Thankful that the officers were able to home at the end of their shift. My prayers go out to the officers involved. I know full well the stress that is now on the officers and the things they have to endure. I am grateful for your dedication to serve and keep us safe v

  3. Doug Schacht 12/31/2016 at 11:04 AM #

    Good job Officers !

  4. Marty Stein 12/31/2016 at 10:26 AM #

    Blue lives matter!

  5. Anonymous 12/31/2016 at 8:43 AM #

    That’s what they are trained for! Thank you officers!

  6. Alice 12/31/2016 at 3:49 AM #

    I’m glad none of the Officers were hurt.

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