Fatal Police Shooting in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire County sheriff's deputy has fatally shot a man in Eau Claire.
Sheriff Ron Cramer says the deputy stopped a car with Minnesota plates for a turning violation around 6:45 a.m. Sunday. The deputy learned the driver had a federal warrant for his arrest.
With the man outside the squad car, the deputy told him he was under arrest. Cramer says the man pulled out a stun gun and put it to the deputy's chest. The deputy separated himself from the man, but as the man kept coming, the deputy fired several shots, killing him.
The Leader-Telegram reports Cramer said the deputy acted appropriately. The deputy is on standard administrative leave.
Neither the deputy nor the man was identified. The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating.