Update: 2:44 p.m.
A suspect chased a Sheboygan Police officer with two weapons Thursday before the officer shot and killed him, Sheboygan Police Chief Christopher Domagalski said.
The suspect was reportedly threatening a woman with a pair knives, according to a 911 call to Sheboygan dispatch. When the officer arrived, he tried to talk to the suspect from across the street. At that point, the suspect “charged at the officer with two dangerous weapons,” according to Domagalski.
The officer tried to disengage the suspect and showed his stun gun, then ordered the suspect to stop and tried retreating. The suspect kept running after the officer, “forcing the officer to transition to his firearm and discharge his firearm,” said Domagalski.
The officer attempted life-saving measures with the help of the Sheboygan Fire Department, but the suspect died from his injuries.
Police did not confirm the identity of the suspect involved, but family told TMJ4 news the suspect was Kevan Ruffin, 32.
The woman involved in the incident was taken to a hospital in Sheboygan and released.
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Update: 12:54 p.m.
A man has died after a shooting involving a member of the Sheboygan Police Department.
At 5:50 a.m. Thursday morning, officers went to investigate a reported disturbance between a man and a woman. It happened at the intersection of South 15th Street and Illinois Avenue, according to Sheboygan Police.
After they arrived, they found an armed man. A shooting happened, leaving the armed man dead.
Sheboygan Police are asking people to avoid that area of the city, due to the investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Police say their protocol is to have the involved officer take administrative leave.
A spokesman said it appeared to be an isolated incident, and there is no further danger to the community connected to the incident.