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UPDATE: Neillsville officer shoots armed aggressor

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NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WSAU) -- A few more details have been released about the Neillsville shooting death early Friday morning. 

It started as a call to the Neillsville Police Department when a fight broke out at 1009 Grand Avenue at 2:32 a.m. Clark County Chief Deputy Sheriff James Backus says the disturbance at the house involved a 23-year-old man brandishing a knife.

The man kept approaching the officer with the knife, even after being told to drop the weapon several times. That’s when the officer shot him. The subject was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, and then flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. That’s where he died later Friday morning.

Clark County deputies and the Wisconsin Department of Justice are investigating the incident. The Neillsville officer was unharmed.

Names of the aggressor and the officer have not been released.

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