Man dead after officer-involved shooting

Published: Sep. 16, 2018 at 9:05 AM CDT
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The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal investigation (DCI) is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting from early Sunday morning around 4:43 a.m.

The Manitowoc Police Department said one of its officers and Manitowoc Fire personnel responded to the 1500 block of South 35th Street for an activated fire alarm.

Officials said while investigating the complaint the officer became involved in a confrontation with a man. The police department in the press release was not clear on the age of the "male subject."

Manitowoc police said its initial indications are that the man was armed with a “blunt instrument.”

During the confrontation with the man, the officer fired his gun, and shot the man who died at the scene.

Samantha Gerloff told Action 2 News that the man who was shot was her cousin.

"We grew up together, we were so close all the time. I've done so much crying since I got the call that I don't think I can cry anymore. Now it's just justice. They're not telling us why or what happened and that's what I want. I want justice, I want to know what happened and why," said Gerloff as she looked at the police tape surrounding the apartment complex.

The officer involved in this incident is on administrative leave according to policy with the police department.

The Manitowoc Police Department stated in the press release that this incident is not related to the double homicide that was reported last week.

"It’s kind of nerve wracking you know. There’s been a couple of other shootings and killings here, around town, and nobody knows any information and they keep telling that the public is not at threat, but how is the public not at threat when we don’t get told information or nothing’s released?" said Gerloff.

This is a developing story. Check back here as Action 2 News gathers more details.