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Manhunt in northwestern WI ends with shots fired

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DUNN COUNTY (WKOW) -- The manhunt for Jared Brendel ended on Tuesday with shots fired between Brendel and Dunn County deputies, but no one was seriously injured.

According to our affiliate, WQOW, authorities have been looking for Brendel since last month after a high-speed chase in the village of Dallas in Barron County and along the Barron-Dunn county line.

There had been no sign of him until Tuesday afternoon when he was spotted driving a stolen car.  Authorities say they tried using stop sticks, but Brendel was able to go around them.

Sheriff Dennis Smith of the Dunn County Sheriff's Department says they were finally able to get him near the intersection of 130th Ave. and 530th St. near Ridgeland. A squad went up to one side of the car around 30-40 miles per hour.  When their front fender was even with the back tire, they moved over and accelerated enough to get the car to spin the car off the ditch slowly.

Authorities says Brendel started firing shots at the deputies, and the Barron County deputies fired back.  Smith says Brendel stopped shooting and showed his empty hands, that's when deputies stopped firing.

Neither deputies nor Brendel were hit during the gun fire.  A squad car and the stolen car were hit several times.  A deputy had minor injuries from flying glass.

Brendel was arrested and is in Dunn County jail.

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