Man who aimed bow at police charged with felonies

Brad Londre officer-involved shooting

RACINE, WI – A 43-year-old Racine man is being held on a $25,000 cash bond after he pointed a bow at a police officer Saturday, which forced police to shoot at him. 

Brad R. Londre was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with felony first-degree recklessly endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon and three felony counts of domestic violence.

According to the criminal complaint,  Londre pointed the bow at police after they arrived at his 1931 Erie St. residence at 10:22 p.m. Saturday, following reports of domestic violence at that location.

A Racine police officer fired his service weapon but Londre was not struck and nobody was injured, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department issued Sunday afternoon. 

He then surrendered and was taken into police custody.

Londre has also been ordered not to possess or control any weapons or possess or consume any alcohol or controlled substances.

The officer who fired his weapon, a five-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave until the matter can be investigated.

Because the shooting did not result in a fatality, the investigation will be handled by the department.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 4 for Londre, who has been ordered not to have any contact with the reported victim of the domestic violence. He was also charges of intimidating and threatening with force, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment.


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