Police officer fatally shoots suspect in Waukesha

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A police officer has fatally shot a knife-wielding suspect in Waukesha after authorities say the man charged at the officer.

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack says officers were looking for a suspect involved in a forgery case early Sunday. Police had been trying to get the man to turn himself in.

An officer found the 55-year-old man walking on a street. Police say the suspect pulled a knife and began threatening the officer. When the suspect charged, the officer was afraid the man would stab him and fired, striking the suspect four times in the chest.

Two backup officers arrived, and the officers tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer is on standard administrative leave. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is investigating.

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
24°
Hayward
22°
Superior
26°
Hibbing
24°
International Falls
25°
Grand Marais
23°
Ironwood
23°
Siren
Solon Springs
23°
Munising
27°
Brainerd
27°
Bemidji
17°
Aitkin
25°
Silver Bay
28°
Cloquet
27°
Cook
27°
Ely
27°
Grand Rapids
26°
Mora
19°
Moose Lake
28°
Orr
27°
Two Harbors
27°
Hinckley
21°
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content