- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Justice is investigating why an Eau Claire Police officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation.

Police Chief Gerald Staniszewski told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram (https://bit.ly/1bQQpG7 ) that officers tried to serve a felony arrest warrant on the man Wednesday afternoon. Officers found his car in a parking lot and began a search. A confrontation with the man ensued and an officer shot him.

The newspaper reported the man was in surgery late Wednesday with undisclosed wounds. Police say he is expected to survive. The man’s name was not released.

A police spokesman said scanner traffic and other reports suggested the man may have been involved in a domestic violence situation, was armed and was possibly suicidal.

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Information from: Leader-Telegram, https://www.leadertelegram.com/


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