An armed suspect died after being shot by an Eau Claire police officer Friday night.
According to police:
A vehicle pursuit began at 6:30 P.M. in Altoona and the chase continued into Eau Claire. The suspect's vehicle crashed in the Third Ward of the city and the suspect fled on foot. A short time after, there was a report of a home invasion in the area and the caller said the suspect was armed.
The suspect got another vehicle. After leaving the Third Ward that vehicle was seen by police, when a second chase started.
"The 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," a police press release said.
The Wisconsin State Patrol and the state Division of Criminal Investigation will assist in investigating the incident.
Police are not releasing the name of the person who died, and police said they will not be answering questions about the shooting at this time.