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DA: Onalaska officer shot suspect in self defense

LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- The La Crosse County district attorney says an Onalaska police officer was justified when he shot a stabbing suspect.

DA Tim Gruenke says Officer Jim Page acted in self-defense when he opened fire on a 45-year-old man who ignored commands to drop a butcher knife. Police say them man stabbed his estranged wife in the chest and thigh before setting their garage on fire March 29. The woman survived the stabbing.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the man is hospitalized with gunshot wounds and has not been formally charged.

The La Crosse County district attorney says the Onalaska police officer who shot an armed man was acting in self defense.

 

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