UPDATE: Janesville Officer Involved Shooting

Apr 2 2020

JANESVILLE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been investigating an officer involved shooting (OIS) near the intersection of U.S. Highway 14/Humes Rd. and Interstate 39/90 near Janesville, Wis. at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020.


Janesville Police Department was dispatched to a single vehicle accident where a male subject exited the vehicle and was reported to be armed with a knife. Upon arrival, officers encountered the armed subject. During the incident, law enforcement used multiple non-lethal methods to attempt to detain the individual. The non-lethal methods were not successful in subduing the person, and a Janesville Police Officer fired and struck the subject. Authorities performed life saving measures and the subject was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. Wisconsin State Patrol and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.


The shooting officer is Janesville Patrol Officer Lyle Hollingshead, age 26. He has been with the police department for four years. Officer Hollingshead has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.


The subject is in stable condition. One Janesville police officer was injured during this incident, was treated at a medical facility, and discharged. No other persons were harmed during this incident.


DCI is leading this investigation and received assistance from the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory and Wisconsin State Patrol. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Rock County District Attorney’s Office when the investigation concludes.


No additional details are currently available.


Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.