Police Release Name Of Man Killed By Forest County Deputy

31-Year-Old Brandon Cude Was Wanted On Felony Warrants In Texas

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Matty Ring (CC-BY)

Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed after he pointed a shotgun at a sheriff’s deputy in northern Wisconsin

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, 31-year-old Brandon Cude was sitting in a disabled vehicle Thursday morning when he was approached by a Forest County deputy who had discovered that Cude was wanted on felony warrants in Texas.

Authorities say the deputy tried to make contact with Cude when Cude pointed a shotgun at him. The deputy fired his weapon in response, killing Cude.

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The deputy has not been identified. He has been placed on standard administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.