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Authorities ID man fatally shot by Wisconsin police officer

June 28, 2019

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by a Wisconsin police officer this week.

The Neenah Police Department on Friday identified the man as 43-year-old Shawn Blowers of Menasha.

Authorities say officers from Neenah and Menasha were serving a search warrant in an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Police say Blowers was the subject of the investigation, and that he confronted officers with a knife and was shot by a Neenah officer.

Blowers was taken to a hospital, where he died. No one else was hurt.

The officer is identified as Neenah police Investigator Christopher Gorden, a law enforcement officer for 11 years. Gorden was placed on standard administrative leave.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is leading an investigation into the shooting.

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