Eau Claire police officer shoots, kills man who allegedly stabbed woman during home invasion

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) — An Eau Claire police officer shot a 30-year-old Eau Claire man Wednesday while responding to an incident in which a woman had been stabbed.

Police responded to a disturbance call in the 400 block of Selma Street shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to a police news release. A 911 caller had hung up, but when a communications center worker called back, the person said someone had broken into a residence and two people were there.

As officers responded the communications officer was told the intruder had grabbed a knife, and screaming could be heard in the background.

One of two police officers who entered the residence and encountered the intruder discharged a firearm, striking the man. Officers and first responders attempted lifesaving efforts, but the man died, according to police.

Officers administered aid to the stabbed woman, who was injured seriously. She was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to a regional medical facility.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is probing the matter because state law requires an outside law agency to look into such cases.

One of the responding officers is a 24-year veteran of the department and the other is a 19-year veteran. They are on administrative assignments pending review of the investigation.

Police said the name of the man who died will be released later.

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