Police: Man armed with "multiple knives" injured in officer-involved shooting in Whitefish Bay

WHITEFISH BAY -- Whitefish Bay police tell FOX6 News a 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound following an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Monday evening, July 13th.

It happened near the intersection N. Kent Ave. and Lancaster Ave. shortly before 6 p.m.

Police were called out to a home in the area by a family living there regarding trouble with the 39-year-old man.

Officers quickly responded, and Whitefish Bay Police Chief Michael Young says they encountered the man, armed with "multiple knives."

An officer shot at the man, and struck him.

Neighbors tell FOX6 News they heard someone yell 'get down on the ground' -- and then they heard three gunshots.

"My officer shot at the individual, striking the man. He went down. He has been taken to Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life. He was conscious on the way to the hospital. He's conscious now. And he is being treated at the hospital," Whitefish Bay Police Chief Michael Young said.

We're told the officer who fired the shots is a nine-year veteran of the Whitefish Bay Police Department. He has been placed on administrative duty, as is protocol in these situations.

A Wisconsin Department of Justice spokeswoman tells FOX6 News the Milwaukee Police Department is handling this investigation. Per Wisconsin law, an outside agency must handle all officer-involved shootings.