State investigates Plover police-involved shooting

Police line tape file photo.
Police line tape file photo.

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) – The state’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a police-involved shooting in Plover.

Stevens Point Journal Media reports an officer shot a 33-year-old Manawa man multiple times following an altercation during a traffic stop on Highway 54 at about 6:50 p.m. Friday. In a news release, Plover police say the man had been pulled over for driving erratically.

Plover Police Chief Dwayne Wierzba says the officer suffered no injuries and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

The other man has been hospitalized.

The department didn’t identify the officer but noted the officer has been employed by the department since 2006.

Highway 54 was closed afterward for the investigation and didn’t open for traffic until around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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