Traffic Closed on Highway 16 in La Crosse Following Police-Involved Shooting
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - UPDATE (12:00 a.m.):
Traffic on Highway 16 remains closed in both directions between La Crosse Street and Gillette Street after shots are fired during a traffic stop.
The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department says they were investigating an incident from earlier Friday night when they found the suspect's car and pulled them over. Backup from the La Crosse Police Department was called when the suspect was not cooperative with the Sheriff's Deputy.
Authorities say once officers from the La Crosse Police Department reached the scene, the suspect got out of their vehicle and displayed a weapon. After various forms of force were used to try to control the suspect, the suspect charged the officers and was shot.
The police department tells News 8 the suspect was taken to an area hospital, but his condition was unknown to them at the time of this update.
No officers were hurt in the incident, which remains under investigation.
Traffic on Highway 16 in La Crosse between La Crosse Street and Gillette Street is currently closed while police investigate an incident near the Bittersweet Flower Market.
Drivers are encouraged to find other routes around the area.
News 8 has a crew on the scene and is gathering more information. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.