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UPDATE: One dead in Columbia County officer-involved shooting


PARDEEVILLE (WKOW) -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Columbia County.

The Department of Justice has confirmed that Saturday at 6 PM deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff's office tried to contact a person at W5298 Highway 33 in the town of Marcellon, regarding outstanding Felony Warrants. Deputies talked with the owner of the property who said no one was around at the time.

On Sunday, a deputy and lieutenant from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office responded to the home and were given consent to search the house when they found the suspect in the stairwell. Shots were exchanged, and the suspect died.

Neighbors told 27 News the suspect was renting the home. Nate Sween said he saw a deputy and a fire shots inside the home near the front door. He said he heard a dozen shots.

Sween says, "It was, bang bang bang. So many at once, it's hard to tell."

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation was requested by Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards to handle the investigation of the officer involved shooting. DOJ-DCI currently has six special agents and a Director from the Division of Criminal Investigation on the scene.


PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The Columbia County sheriff says one person has been shot near Pardeeville and two deputies may have been involved.

It happened Sunday afternoon at Highway 33 and Highway 44.

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says he doesn't believe the deputies were hurt.

27 News has a crew in Columbia County and will have more details as they become available. Stay tuned to WKOW.com and 27 News at 10 for the latest information.

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