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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.


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