Rock County authorities respond to officer-involved shooting in Janesville

Rock Co. active investigation

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Rock County authorities are actively investigating an officer-involved shooting in Janesville on Thursday afternoon.

Officials said the initial call came in at 2:45 p.m. as a crash on Highway 14 at Deerfield Drive.

Janesville police said a man got out of his vehicle and armed himself with a knife after the crash. Authorities said an officer shot the man during the attempt to take him into custody.

The man as well as an officer were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said all lanes on the highway have been blocked in both directions from Deerfield Drive to Pontiac Drive. Closures are expected to last for several hours.

The Janesville Police Department, Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol have responded to the scene.


Officials have asked the public to avoid the area, and no detour is being posted.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Janesville Police Department at 608-755-3100.