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Sparta Man Killed By Police After Threatening Family



A 21-year-old man from Sparta was shot and killed by police in that city this weekend…

Police are not releasing many details about the Friday incident, but they say an officer shot the man after he had threatened family members with a knife. It happened in the one thousand block of South Fairway Drive in Sparta. The officer is on administrative leave, while the shooting is being investigated.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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