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Wis. Department of Justice investigates Watertown officer-involved shooting

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 07:44:42-04

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Watertown on Sunday, May 31.

The DCI said the Watertown Police Department initiated a traffic stop in Watertown on an individual who had a burnt out taillight. Police had been searching for the individual to question him about his "involvement in a domestic incident." Watertown police said "non-lethal means" were deployed before an officer shot the suspect. A firearm was found on the scene.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital. No one else was injured in the incident.

The officer involved from the Watertown Police Department has been placed on adminstrative leave per the department's policy.

The DCI is leading the investigation.

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