BLACK RIVER FALLS — A 21-year-old Reedsburg, Wis., man who exchanged gunfire with law enforcement after trying to flee in a vehicle, on a bicycle and on foot is in custody.

Quentin D. Labansky is currently in the Jackson County Jail while the Clark County Sheriff’s Office handles the investigation.

According to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s deputies along with the Black River Falls Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol were pursuing a vehicle that was reported stolen. The vehicle had been involved in two pursuits in Eau Claire County prior to being located in Black River Falls.

Quentin Labansky


The vehicle crashed near North Eighth Street, and the driver, later identified as Labansky, fled on foot. He then entered an apartment complex where he fired several shots. According to the release, law enforcement engaged Labansky in gun fire but he fled.

Labansky then reportedly tried to gain entry into several residences and vehicles before stealing a bicycle. He then entered an occupied residence and threatened the occupants with a firearm. He was confronted by law enforcement again, where a second exchange of gunfire occurred, according to the report.

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Labansky was then taken into custody. There was no report of injuries, either to Labansky, members of law enforcement, or members of the public.

“This is all the information we are prepared to release at this time,” the release said.

No charges have been filed.

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