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Neillsville cop fatally shoots armed man

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS / @CSI?cafe By Yumi Kimura from Yokohama, JAPAN [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS / @CSI?cafe By Yumi Kimura from Yokohama, JAPAN [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

NEILSVILLE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of an armed man by a Neillsville police officer.

The incident happened Friday afternoon.

Authorities say the officer responded to a disturbance when he was met by a 23-year-old man wielding a knife.

The officer reportedly gave numerous orders to drop the knife before shooting the man. Authorities say the man was airlifted to a Marshfield hospital where he later died.

The name of the officer or suspect has not been released.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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