Mount Pleasant police say one of their officers shot and killed a man after he was uncooperative.
The department reported the incident happened about 1:35 a.m. Saturday when an “officer was forced to discharge” a gun.
“On Saturday ... an officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department was involved in a deadly force incident in the 2500 block of Racine Street when the officer was forced to discharge a service weapon at an uncooperative male subject,” Mount Pleasant Police Chief Matt Soens said via the mid-afternoon news release.
Police said they attempted live-saving procedures but were not successful. No further details were made available.
Identification of the deceased male is being withheld pending an autopsy and notification of the family, reports indicated.
The Racine Police Department is the primary agency handling the investigation, Soens said, with assistance from the state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
All other requests for information are being routed through the Racine Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing and the public is not in danger, the Racine Police statement indicated.
Law enforcement had the street closed until about 4 p.m.
Racine County Medical Examiner Michael Payne told the Racine Journal Times that, at 1:33 a.m. Saturday, his office was called to the 2500 block of Racine Street for a shooting that was reported by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
Racine Police Lt. David Wohlgemuth confirmed the incident was an officer-involved shooting, but referred all other questions regarding the incident to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
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