Shooting on Cass and ninth

First responders rush a shooting victim into an ambulance Saturday in La Crosse. A city police officer also was shot but was saved by his bulletproof vest.

LA CROSSE — A La Crosse police officer was shot while responding to a disturbance but survived thanks to his bulletproof vest.

The suspect in the Saturday afternoon shooting also was shot and was being treated at a hospital.

Police were called to an apparent domestic disturbance around 3:15 p.m.

Ninth Street shooting

Officers surround a house at 317 S. Ninth St. after an officer and suspect were shot there Saturday afternoon.

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One officer was shot soon after he arrived. La Crosse Police Capt. Jason Melby says the officer was treated at a hospital and released. The officer's name was not released.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the 34-year-old suspect has a record of recent arrests.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Police officers respond to shooting

Police officers respond to a shooting Saturday on Ninth Street in La Crosse. An officer and a suspect were shot. The officer, who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, was treated and released from the hospital.

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