Eau Claire officer-involved shooting investigation complete

The City of La Crosse Police Department completed the investigation in the officer-involved shooting incident on July 22, 2017 in Eau Claire.

The investigation included several hundred pages of narrative reports, photographs, videos, interviews, 911 call transcripts, and crime lab reports. The investigation also included a total station and scene diagram by the Wisconsin State Patrol, an autopsy of Michael Caponigro, as well as other miscellaneous information related to the investigation.

The complete report is below.

Sergeant Jesse Henning has been approved to return to his normal work assignment in the Patrol

PREVIOUS: July 22, 2017: Eau Claire police say an officer has fatally shot a 59-year-old man after he fired a shotgun at authorities.

Police chief Jerry Staniszewski said Sunday that the department received a request the night before to check the welfare of the man, who made “homicidal and suicidal” comments to an acquaintance.

Staniszewski says officers found the man standing outside with a handgun when they arrived at his residence.

Staniszewski says the man retreated into the residence and refused to cooperate during crisis negotiation, threatening to shoot officers on scene. The police chief says the man at one point fired a shotgun through a window at authorities.

Staniszewski says a sergeant who has served with Eau Claire police for eight years then shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.