Officer Involved Shooting in Ashland Leaves Suspect in Hospital
No Officers Were Injured in the Incident. An Investigation Is Being Conducted by Wisconsin DOJ
ASHLAND, Wis. – An officer involved shooting in Ashland on Monday night has put an unnamed suspect in the hospital.
Around 7:30 p.m. Monday night, two Ashland police officers responded to an incident on the 400 block of West Main Street.
After officers tried to make contact with a suspect, shots were fired. The suspect was hit by gunfire and was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. That suspect was later flown to a hospital in Duluth.
No officers were hurt in the incident.
Gabriele Block owns Gabriele’s German Cookies and Chocolates on the block where the shooting happened.
“The first thing I did when I came in this morning actually was I checked for bullet holes,” said Block.
Some neighbors told us they’re concerned about increased crime in Ashland, but Gabriele says last night’s shooting doesn’t make her scared for her safety.
“This is an isolated incident that I have never heard about that before,” said Block. “Yeah, you hear about a few break-ins, but this is safe. I would not be concerned walking around during midnight.”
The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.