Milwaukee - man killed in overnight domestic incident

MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee police said one of their officers had to shoot a man who was threatening his estranged wife with a knife.

Police said they were called to a home on Plainfield Avenue near Jasper Avenue just before midnight Thursday. The call involved a wanted suspect threatening his wife with a knife.

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Officers forced their way into the home and found a 45-year-old man threatening his wife with a knife.

Police said the man refused to drop his knife. An officer, fearing the man would stab  his wife, fired and shot the man. He died at the scene.

Police said the man did injure the woman, and she was treated at the scene.

The officer involved in the shooting is a 27-year-old man with 6 years of service.

Police said the man who was killed had a No Contact Order in place and had a history of domestic violence.

The officer has been placed on administrative duty, which is standard procedure. Milwaukee police said they will hand the investigation over to an outside agency.