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DOJ releases names of officers involved in fatal Clark Co. standoff

Clark County (WQOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has released the names of the officers involved in a deadly standoff in Clark County last week.

The initial situation started on Wednesday afternoon, when members of the Loyal Police Department saw Robert Domine driving a vehicle in the city of Loyal. They were aware Domine had a warrant from Taylor County and tried to conduct a traffic stop on him.

Police said Domine refused to stop and a chase ensued. During the chase police say Domine showed a gun out the window of the vehicle. The car chase ended when Domine got stuck and took off on foot.

Officers later received word Domine was at his home in Loyal. Officers responded and tried to communication with him. A standoff ensued and went into the early morning hours on Friday.

The DOJ reports that officers used several means to try to get Domine to come out of the home. Eventually, they breached his house and Domine shot at officers. Clark County Sergeant Wade Hebert was hit. He’s expected to be okay.

Law enforcement returned fire on Domine. The DOJ said Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy Russell Gage fired the shot that killed Domine. The 24-year law enforcement veteran is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation into the shooting. That is standard procedure for all officer-involved shootings in Wisconsin.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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