A man who was shot in a confrontation with a Montrose, Wisconsin, police officer has died, and officials are investigating whether the shooting amounted to excessive force. Police said they were called to an apartment building Friday morning for a report of a man with a handgun, and when they arrived they confronted 42-year-old Jeremy L. Keueke. He had a “resisting-arrest” warrant for another assault case, and an officer at the scene attempted to talk him into complying with an arrest warrant.
Keueke was described as belligerent, and according to witnesses who spoke to The Hill, was armed with a knife and threatened the officer. Authorities said Keueke fled and the officer gave chase, stabbing at the suspect with a Taser and finally firing a single shot from his police cruiser.
Following Keueke’s death, the man who called 911 to report the incident told The Hill that the suspect was trying to attack the officer, and said that the situation may have been tense but he didn’t believe the officers’ use of deadly force was necessary.
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