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CALEDONIA, WI – Officials with the Caledonia Police Department have released the name of the person shot to death Sunday night by a four-year veteran of the police department during a press conference held Monday morning about the incident.

It happened during a burglary in progress on Crystal Spring Drive.

Jared R. Nelson, 38, of Racine, was shot Sunday night by a four-year veteran of the department. The name of that officer has not been released. During the incident, the officer also sustained a serious injury after being struck with an edged weapon. The officer was released from the hospital and is recovering, Larsen said.

Read the initial story: 1 person dead, Caledonia officer injured

“The Racine Police Department responded to assist with the preliminary officer-involved shooting investigation and will be in charge of the ongoing investigation,” Larsen said.

He also thanked the Racine Police Department, Racine Police Chief Art Howell, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, Chief Matt Soens from the Village of Mount Pleasant Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson for their role in the investigation and support.

The Caledonia Police Department would also like to express its appreciation for the community for the support well wishes and prayers,” Larsen said. “We are very humbled by the overwhelming support of the community.”

We’ll have more information as it is released.


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.