State investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Two Rivers

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TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting death in Two Rivers.

The scene of an officer-involved shooting in Two Rivers. Nov. 5, 2019. (WBAY Photo)

On the night of Monday, Nov. 4, officers with the Two Rivers Police Department pulled over a vehicle on Washington Street.

The DOJ says an officer shot a man in the vehicle. The man was taken to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers where he died from his injuries.

"A firearm was recovered at the scene," reads a statement from the DOJ.

No officers were hurt.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened on Washington St. A lot of businesses and people in that area tell me they're surprised by this situation.

Crime scene tape has been placed around a Citgo gas station at Washington St. and East River St. The investigation appears to be focused on that location. A stretch of Washington Street is closed off to traffic at the scene.

Two Rivers Police declined to speak with our crew at the scene.

The DOJ did not release additional information about the person who died or the officer who fired on the male.

The DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the shooting. They are collecting evidence and will turn over the results of the investigation to the Manitowoc County District Attorney's Office. The DA will make a decision on whether charges will be filed in the case.

Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office, Manitowoc Police and Two Rivers Police are assisting DCI with the investigation.

Stay with Action 2 News for First Alert updates on this developing story.