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Eau Claire police release names in fatal shooting

Eau Claire police release names in...

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) - UPDATE: Authorities release the name of the man and officer involved in Saturday's fatal shooting.

Michael Caponigro, 59, of Eau Claire, was fatally shot after he fired a shotgun at an Eau Claire Police Officer.

Sergeant Jesse Henning was involved in the shooting and has served with the Eau Claire PD for 8 years. Henning was promoted to Sergeant in January of 2016, a media release said.

PREVIOUS: Eau Claire police say an officer has fatally shot a 59-year-old man after he fired a shotgun at authorities.

Police chief Jerry Staniszewski said Sunday that the department received a request the night before to check the welfare of the man, who made "homicidal and suicidal" comments to an acquaintance.

Staniszewski says officers found the man standing outside with a handgun when they arrived at his residence.

Staniszewski says the man retreated into the residence and refused to cooperate during crisis negotiation, threatening to shoot officers on scene. The police chief says the man at one point fired a shotgun through a window at authorities.

Staniszewski says a sergeant who has served with Eau Claire police for eight years then shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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