Police Shoot, Wound Man In Beaver Dam

Dodge County Sheriff's Office Investigating Incident


The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that wounded a man in Beaver Dam.

Beaver Dam police were called to a domestic incident Friday night. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the officers “reacted to a situation involving a firearm,” and that preliminary information shows that law enforcement fired shots.

Authorities say a 35-year-old Beaver Dam man was “shot in the lower extremities.” He was taken into custody and transferred to UW Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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One officer suffered minor injuries trying to take cover.

A 17-year veteran of the Beaver Dam Police Department was placed on administrative leave. His name was not released. The Police Department also will conduct an independent review.

The investigation will be turned over to the Dodge County District Attorney for review.