Manitowoc, Wis. (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal investigation (DCI) is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting from early Sunday morning around 4:43 a.m.
The Manitowoc Police Department said one of its officers and Manitowoc Fire personnel responded to the 1500 block of South 35th Street for an activated fire alarm.
Officials said while investigating the complaint the officer became involved in a confrontation with a man. The police department in the press release was not clear on the age of the “male subject.”
Manitowoc police said its initial indications are that the man was armed with a “blunt instrument.”
During the confrontation with the man, the officer fired his gun, and shot the man who died at the scene.
The officer involved in this incident is on administrative leave according to policy with the police department.