Janesville Police Department

JANESVILLE – A Janesville police officer shot and killed a man Friday evening after two others were unable to safely get out of the home, according to state investigators.

According to the Department of Justice, the Janesville Police Department responded about 10 p.m. to a 911 call regarding an armed subject in the 1200 block of N. Parker Drive in Janesville.

When they arrived, officers made contact with the armed person who they say refused to exit the residence.

Two other people in the residence were unable to safely get out as well.

That’s when an officer fired their weapon, striking the armed subject. The subject died on the scene due to their injuries. A firearm was located at the scene.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.

The officer from the Janesville Police Department has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

The officer was wearing a body camera during the incident.

DCI is leading this investigation and is being assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, a DCI Crime Response Specialist and members of the DCI Digital Evidence Unit. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.

DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Rock County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.