NEWS RELEASE FROM ECPD:
On 10-05-12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. a vehicle pursuit began in the City of Altoona involving several agencies. The pursuit continued into the City of Eau Claire when Eau Claire Police officers became involved in the pursuit.
The pursuit led into the 3rd Ward area of Eau Claire where the suspect vehicle crashed and the suspect fled on foot.
A short time later a home invasion was reported in that area and the caller advised that the suspect was armed.
The suspect acquired another vehicle and shortly after leaving the 3rd Ward was spotted again by police at which time a second pursuit ensued.
This pursuit ended in the area of Culvers where an Eau Claire Police Officer shot the armed suspect in the parking lot.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital and did not survive his injuries.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State Patrol will be assisting in the investigation of this incident.
The suspect is not being identified at this time. The Eau Claire Police will not be answering any further questions at this time.
Further information will be provided in the near future after further investigations.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU) - WEAU.com is following developments after a chase through parts of Eau Claire.
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We're still getting details.
We know it went down part of Clairemont past London road.
The Chase went on S. Hastings Way northbound.
We're talking around the Starbucks, the bowling alley, etc.
Brackett is blocked especially around the Culver's. Our news team heard at least 8 gunshots.
One of our reporters on the scene tells WEAU.com at least one person was taken away in an ambulance. It wasn't immediately known who that person was.
WEAU.com is learning police are planning on an extended investigation, so roads may remain partially blocked in the area for some time.
Brackett at S. Hastings way will likely remain closed until sometime Saturday morning.
The Eau Claire police spokesperson is at the scene, but not talking at the moment. We believe he will have some information to release soon.
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