- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin Department of Justice investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire determined the use of force was justified because of an imminent threat from the suspect who was armed with knife.

Eau Claire Police Officer Anthony Briski shot and wounded Sol Armer Jan. 24. The investigation report released Tuesday by Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King, says Armer had a blade about 10 inches long and refused to drop the weapon. One of the two other officers with Briski tried to stop Armer with pepper spray, but he kept advancing and was shot by Briski.

Armer has been released from the hospital and is being held on a civil commitment. The Eau Claire Police Department is conducting an administrative review.


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