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Racine officer discharges firearm during investigation

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 12:00:27-05

RACINE — A Racine Police officer discharged his firearm in the 1600 block of Boyd Ave. while investigating a known wanted party at 8:23 p.m. Thursday.

The officer reportedly exited his squad car, and the wanted party entered his vehicle and accelerated toward the officer, police said in a news release.

The wanted party’s vehicle fled the scene. Neither the vehicle nor the wanted party has been located.

The officer, a five-year veteran of the department, was not injured. He was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

Racine Police investigators are interested in additional information that anyone may have about this crime.

Any witnesses or citizens with information are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330 or text 274637 (CRIMES). Texts should begin with RACS.