Journalism. We believe it should help you live a better life.

That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.

And if you believe in the value of journalism — that it should help, not exploit — please consider becoming a paid member of the Racine County Eye today. We can’t do this work without you.

CALEDONIA, WI – A man is dead and a Caledonia Police officer has been hospitalized with a serious injury following a confrontation during a burglary that happened at Sunday afternoon on Crystal Spring Drive.

Officers were called to a report of a burglary in progress at 4:59 p.m. The officer found a male subject who had an edged weapon. The person immediately engaged the officer and caused a serious head wound injury, according to a press release on the Caledonia Facebook page.

The name of the officer involved in the shooting and the person who was shot have not been released.

“The injured officer responded to the use of deadly force against him by discharging his duty weapon, striking the subject, ending the threat,” the press release reads.

The officer was taken to Ascension-All Saints Hospital for medical treatment. The injuries to the officer are serious, but survivable.

The subject died at the scene.

Officers with the Racine Police Department are on scene to help with the preliminary officer involved shooting investigation. This is an ongoing story. We’ll update the story when we receive more information.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.