DCI identifies Beloit police officer who shot person allegedly trying to take her gun

BELOIT, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has identified the Beloit police officer who shot a person who allegedly tried to grab her gun earlier this month.

The department’s Division of Criminal Investigation said Shannon Dykstra, a 13-year veteran of the Beloit Police Department, came across a crash near the intersection of Prairie and Copeland avenues around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

While she investigated, DCI said a person tried to take her gun, at which point she shot them.

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The person is expected to survive, the DCI said. No officers were hurt.

Dykstra was placed on administrative assignment while the case is being investigated.