Individual Succumbs To Injuries Following Officer-Involved Shooting In Watertown

(Watertown) The Wisconsin Department of Justice says the individual involved in an officer involved-shooting in Watertown has succumbed to his injuries. Sunday night, Watertown Police initiated a traffic stop for a burnt-out taillight. Officers had been looking for the subject to question him about his involvement in a domestic incident. Non-lethal means were deployed prior to an officer discharging his firearm and striking the white, male. A firearm was found on-scene. Officers began life-saving measures and paramedics later transported him to a nearby hospital where he died. Authorities say the family has chosen to pursue organ donation and has given permission to share this information. They say the donation process was completed Wednesday. No law enforcement or other individuals were injured during the incident. The officer involved is being placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The Justice Department is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Jefferson County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.