CALEDONIA, Wis. — A man shot and killed himself while struggling with a police officer in Caledonia, according to state officials.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation said the officer was trying to take the man into custody Monday when they scuffled.
The man pulled a gun from his waistband and shot himself, DCI said. He died at the scene. No one else was injured.
It wasn't clear why the officer was trying to arrest the man. Caledonia police said in a Facebook post it was part of an “ongoing investigation” and referred questions to state investigators. DOJ did not immediately respond to an email about why the man was being arrested and its phone message mailbox is full.
The officer is on administrative leave, which is standard practice. The Journal Times reports DCI will turn over its investigative reports to the Racine County District Attorney once completed.