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UPDATE: Man identified in fatal Chippewa Falls domestic abuse incident

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UPDATE (WQOW) - The man killed in a domestic abuse incident Saturday in Chippewa Falls has been identified as 29-year-old Stephan D. Lee. 

The call came in just before 6 a.m. that a man was chasing a woman on West Willow Street and had collapsed. The Chippewa Falls man died shortly after police responded.

On Saturday, officials said a preliminary investigation indicated there was a violent altercation prior to the critical injury in which the woman sustained facial injuries. She told police that she feared for her life, grabbed a knife and tried to escape the home. Officials said evidence at the scene indicated the final altercation happened near the door to the house.

Police told News 18 the pair has a history of domestic violence. 

Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matt Kelm said no physical arrest has been made at this time. He said the investigation continues and the case will be referred to the District Attorney's office for review. The DA's office would decide whether to pursue criminal charges. 

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CHIPPEWA FALLS (WQOW) - A man has died after what the Chippewa Falls Police Department describes as a domestic abuse incident.

In a press release, officials said they received a call just before 6 a.m. Saturday that a male was chasing a female and had collapsed outside a residence in the 300 block of West Willow Street.

Responding officers located a 29-year-old male critically injured with what appeared to be a knife wound. Police and EMS attempted life-saving measures before the man was transported in an ambulance, but he died shortly after the incident.

Officials said a preliminary investigation indicates there was a violent altercation prior to the critical injury in which the female sustained facial injuries. She told police that she feared for her life, grabbed a knife and tried to escape the home. Officials said evidence at the scene indicated the final altercation happened near the door to the house.

Chippewa Falls Police said the two people, who both lived in Chippewa Falls, knew each other and had a history of domestic violence. They do not believe there is a danger to the public.

Names have not been released as this is an active investigation. Officials said the incident may result in criminal charges.

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