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Wisconsin cop saved by bulletproof vest; suspect also shot

Posted at 10:02 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 11:07:25-04

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A La Crosse police officer was shot while responding to a disturbance but survived thanks to his bulletproof vest.

The suspect in the Saturday afternoon shooting also was shot and was being treated at a hospital.

Police were called to an apparent domestic disturbance around 3:15 p.m.

One officer was shot soon after he arrived. La Crosse Police Capt. Jason Melby says the officer was treated at a hospital and released. The officer's name was not released.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the 34-year-old suspect has a record of recent arrests.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate the officer-involved shooting.


Information from: La Crosse Tribune,

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