JANESVILLE - A
Clinton man could face attempted homicide charges in Rock
County after police say he disarmed an officer and tried to
shoot the officer at point blank range.
say the officer was dispatched to a Clinton apartment
Thursday evening because a 911 caller hung up. Clinton
Police Cmdr. Troy Knudson says an "extensive" and
"violent" struggle ensued between the responding
officer and a man in the apartment. Knudson says the
58-year-old man disarmed the officer and tried to fire the
outlet reports the officer was able to disable the gun
before a round was fired. Police say the man continued to
struggle after backup officers arrived, but was eventually
says there were no serious injuries to anyone involved, but
the suspect was taken to a Beloit hospital for evaluation.