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Deputy cleared in Eau Claire shooting

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EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- A sheriff's deputy who shot and wounded a man in January has been cleared by the Eau Claire County district attorney.

According to the DA's report Deputy Dustin Walters told the victim Paul Lynch to put down his assault rifle. Lynch fired his gun first after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the Township of Union January 13th.

Lynchs' blood alcohol level was .02 and was under a current court order not to possess a firearm. After an exchange of gunfire, Lynch was shot in the thigh. The DA review says the investigation revealed that Lynch made station on the day of the shooting that she was going to shoot police and wanted to die.

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