Beloit Sergeant Placed on Administrative Assignment

According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, they are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred last night in the City of Beloit. At approximately 7:45 p.m. a Beloit Police Department sergeant came upon a traffic accident near Prairie Ave. and Copeland Ave. While investigating the accident, a subject on foot attacked the sergeant and attempted to take the sergeant's firearm. The sergeant discharged their firearm, striking the subject. The subject was taken to a local hospital, and their condition is unknown at this time. No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident, and the involved officer has been placed on administrative assignment; per department policy. More information will be given as it becomes available.

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