Kenosha police shooting, woman hospitalized after altercation

Kenosha police shot an allegedly armed woman after an altercation Thursday, July 27.

Police were called to a home on 27th Avenue near 70th Street around 12:45 p.m. A 911 caller said the woman hit her child with a gun and was in the driveway making suicidal threats, police said.

Officers found the woman armed with a gun outside and tried to de-escalate the situation, and police said she threatened to "make officers shoot her." An officer with nine years of experience with the department fired one shot and hit the woman.

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Kenosha police shooting on 27th Avenue near 70th Street

Responding officers rendered aid and called an ambulance, police said. The woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition with a non-life-threatening injury.

No one else was hurt. 

In the interest of transparency, the Kenosha Police Department said it requested that this incident be investigated by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.