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UPDATE: Kenosha police officer fatally shoots person

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A 26-year-old man has died after being shot by a Kenosha police officer.

According to a police department news release, the shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday when officers attempted to arrest the man for a felony warrant.

Police say when an officer confronted him, the suspected armed himself with a weapon. The officer then fired his handgun, killing the suspect.

The officer was put on leave pending the investigation.

Kenosha police Sgt. Joe Labatore says the state Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation would be investigating.

The department did not release any information on the kind of warrant or kind of weapon brandished or any other details on the officer or suspect.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman did not immediately return an email seeking more information.


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