No one injured in standoff between police, man with compound bow

No one was injured after a Racine Police Officer shot at a man and missed during a standoff Saturday night in the 1900 Block of Erie Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

RACINE, WI – A 43-year-old man is in police custody after an officer shot at him because he was pointing a compound bow at them at 10:22 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Erie Street.

The man was not struck when the officer shot at the man and no one was injured, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department issued Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area for a report of domestic disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, a 43-year-old man pointed a bow at them. An officer fired his duty weapon to stop the threat. The man then surrendered and was taken into police custody.

The officer, 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.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

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