Police: Wisconsin officer attacked, fatally shoots suspect
CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer in Caledonia, Wisconsin, fatally shot a male suspect who attacked the officer.
The shooting happened Sunday evening as the officer responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Authorities say the suspect “immediately engaged the officer with an edged weapon” and the officer fired his gun. The suspect was identified as a male, but his age was not immediately released. He died at the scene.
Caledonia police said in a statement that the officer suffered a serious, but survivable, head wound and was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately known.
Few details were available after the shooting. But one neighbor reported hearing multiple shots.
Kathy Ringwelski told WITI-TV she heard a squad car speed past her home, then heard five shots moments later.