Lincoln County Deputy Kills Wausau Man

Wisconsin Division Of Criminal Investigation Is Investigating Incident

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A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been put on paid administrative leave after shooting and killing a 40-year-old Wausau man Monday night.

A statement by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office suggests the deputy, whose name has not been released, was acting in self-defense.

According to the statement, Shawn M. Igers, of Wausau, was fatally shot on a rural stretch of Marathon County Highway FF, southwest of Merrill, after a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch. Igers opened fire on the deputy, and the deputy returned fire, killing him, according to the statement.

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The deputy has more than six years of law enforcement experience, according to the statement.

It’s standard practice for law enforcement to be on paid leave after a shooting occurs.

Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, which is also standard procedure.