Police identify man fatally shot in town of Geneva
(Watch TMJ4 video HERE.)
COMO -- Two town of Geneva police officers fired their weapons at Eric C. Olsen, 26, when they say he charged at them with a with a long knife, according to a news release issued by the Town of Geneva Police Department.
Olsen was transported to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn where he died. His family identified him as the man involved in the incident.
Police were called about 5:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 to the area near Lincoln Drive and Gooseberry Road in the town of Geneva near Lake Como.
Police were called to W3836 Lincoln Drive for a report of a man with an ax smashing windows. Olsen's address is nearby, at W3946 Lincoln Drive, according to the news release.
Home owner Gary Humphrey told Today's TMJ4 that Olson came to visit Humphey's son, and got angry when asked to leave. He then came at them with a battle ax, Humphrey said.
In an online copy of radio traffic during the incidents, officers later reported the man had a knife.
About four minutes into the call, an officer radioed, "Shots fired, rescue requested. No officers hurt."
Listen to the scanner call HERE recorded on the website mnpoliceclips.com
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel tweeted Saturday that, "DOJ investigating officer-involved shooting in Town of Geneva. Investigation is ongoing."
DOJ investigating officer-involved shooting in Town of Geneva. Investigation is ongoing.— WI AG Brad Schimel (@WisDOJ) January 9, 2016
The officers were placed on administrative leave, standard procedure while the incident is under investigation.
The Walworth County Sheriff's office also is assisting with the investigation.