KAUKAUNA — The driver of a suspected stolen vehicle was shot and injured by a Kaukauna police officer Wednesday during an investigation that began with a report of a juvenile runaway.
Kaukauna police officers had been dispatched to check an address in the 500 block of Diedrich St. Wednesday evening to attempt to locate a juvenile runaway who was possibly on the way to that location in a stolen vehicle, according to a news release from police.
The runaway was reported to possibly be in the company of an unknown man.
Officers saw the stolen vehicle arrive at the location and attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle.
During that attempted contact, an officer with the Kaukauna Police Department shot their firearm, striking the driver of the vehicle.
Officers rendered medical aid, and the man, a 28-year-old Oshkosh resident, was transported to an area hospital.
He is in stable condition currently.
The Kaukauna Police Department requested the assistance of the Appleton Police Department to conduct an external investigation into this incident.
Investigators from the Appleton Police Department are gathering evidence and conducting interviews to determine the facts and circumstances that led up to the shooting.
The officer involved with the incident is placed on administrative leave per the Kaukauna Police Department policy until the investigation can be completed.
Anyone having information regarding this investigation is encouraged to reach out the Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500.