Officer-involved fatal shooting in Marinette County

MARINETTE, Wis. — The state will investigate the death of a male shot by a Marinette County Sheriff’s deputy Friday morning in the Town of Amberg.

The sheriff’s office was called about 11 a.m. for a domestic incident at a residence. Law enforcement attempted to make contact with an individual sitting in a vehicle, then followed when he left in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

After a short distance, the individual got out of the vehicle and brandished a firearm, then was shot by a sheriff’s deputy.

Law enforcement began life-saving measures, but the male died at a local hospital, according to the news release.

The sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative duty, per department policy.

No names have been released in the incident.

The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation will lead the investigation and are assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Pembine Rescue, Athelstane Fire Department, Marinette County Medical Examiner, Marinette County Dispatch and the DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation, the DOJ stated in the news release.

The DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Marinette County district attorney when the investigation is finished.

Further information will be released when available.


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