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Manitowoc Police Release Names in Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

A response to a fire alarm ended in the death of a Manitowoc man on Sunday. Officers and firefighters responded to the scene around 4:45am Sunday morning when an officer was confronted by 25-year old Bruce Smith, who was carrying a blunt object.

 At some point during the confrontation, Officer Fielder Clark – a three and a half year veteran of the force – opened fire on Smith. Neighbors reported hearing about five shots followed by sirens. 

Per department policy – Clark remains on administrative leave as the Department of Justice investigates the incident.