Waukesha Police Fatally Shoot Suspect

Authorities Say Man Charged At Officer With Knife

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A police officer has fatally shot a knife-wielding suspect in Waukesha after authorities say the man charged at the officer.

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said officers were looking for a suspect involved in a forgery case early Sunday. Police had been trying to get the man to turn himself in.

An officer found the 55-year-old man walking on a street. Police say the suspect pulled a knife and began threatening the officer. When the suspect charged, the officer was afraid the man would stab him and fired, striking the suspect four times in the chest.

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Two backup officers arrived, and the officers tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer is on standard administrative leave. The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is investigating.