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Racine officer shoots, kills man after traffic stop

May 21, 2022 GMT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Racine said an officer shot and killed an armed man Friday after a foot chase that began with a traffic stop.

Chief Maurice Robinson said the officer sought to stop a vehicle at about 1 p.m. to carry out a search warrant for a felon in possession of a gun. Robinson said the man in the vehicle, armed with a gun, got out and fled.

Robinson said the officer chased the man over a fence and small hill, and ordered him to drop the gun. Robinson said the man did not, and the officer shot him. Body camera video recorded the shooting, the chief said.

Police didn’t identify the officer or the man shot.

The state’s Department of Justice is investigating the shooting while the office is on leave.