Monroe County Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect

Deputy Placed On Administrative Duty Pending Outcome Of Investigation

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A domestic violence call in Sparta ended when a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a suspect, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

According to DOJ, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Sparta police have asked state agents to investigate the shooting.

Officers responded to a 911 call Sunday morning and found a man, armed with a knife, was threatening the life of a woman. A sheriff’s deputy shot the man, who died at the scene. According to the DOJ, the two had been dating.

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The deputy has been place on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.