Janesville Police Department

JANESVILLE – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the Janesville police officer who shot and killed an armed suspect holding two people inside a Janesville residence.

The Janesville Police Department responded the evening of March 1 to a 911 call regarding an armed subject in the 1200 block of N. Parker Drive in the City of Janesville.  

When they arrived, officers made contact with Andrew Zigler, age 52. 

Police say Zigler refused to exit the residence and there were two other subjects who were unable to safely exit the residence.  

Sergeant Jimmy Holford III, with over 16 years of law enforcement service, fired his weapon striking the armed subject, according to a DOJ news release.

Zigler died on the scene due to his injuries. A firearm was located at the scene.

No law enforcement officers were physically injured, and no other individuals were physically injured during the incident.   

Sergeant Holford is on administrative leave, per department policy.

Holford was wearing a body camera during the incident.

DCI is leading this investigation and are 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.