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Dane County deputy shoots inmate missing from jail

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The following is a news released issued by the Dane County Sheriff's Office:

"Madison, WI.  October 11, 2008 - Early this morning a Dane County Sheriff's Deputy shot and wounded Jacob Prochnow, age 28 of Cambridge, on the 200 block of Main Street in the Village of Cambridge.

"At approximately 2:09 am, a Dane County Deputy was dispatched to the Village of Cambridge for a suicidal man.  When the deputy arrived he found Prochnow sitting in a small park located on the 200 block of Main Street.  A short foot pursuit occurred and Prochnow and the deputy entered an alley between two businesses.  Prochnow continued to ignore the deputy's verbal commands and then told the deputy he had a gun.  Prochnow then made a motion as to draw a gun from behind him.  At that point the deputy fired his weapon.

"Prochnow was taken by Med Flight to UW Hospital where he remains.  He suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

"Prochnow was declared AWOL from the Jefferson County Jail on October 3rd.  He was serving an 8-month sentence with Huber for Operating While Intoxicated - 4th Offense.  He had 110 days of his sentence remaining when he went AWOL. 

"The shooting will be investigated by the Dane County Sheriff's Office and will then be reviewed by the Dane County District Attorney's Office.  Further information, including the name of the deputy involved, will be released later today.

"UPDATE:

"The Deputy Sheriff involved in the shooting is identified as Deputy Jason Walters. Deputy Walters has over nine years of service with the Sheriff's Office."

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County sheriff's department says a deputy shot and wounded an inmate who had been missing from jail for about a week.

The department says a deputy was dispatched at about 2 a.m. Saturday to Cambridge for a suicidal man. The deputy found 28-year-old Jacob Prochnow sitting in a park but Prochnow ran and the deputy followed him into an alley.

The office says Prochnow ignored commands and told the deputy he had a gun.

Prochnow then allegedly made a motion as to draw a gun and that's when the deputy shot him.

Prochnow has with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Prochnow was declared AWOL from the Jefferson County Jail Oct. 3. He was serving an 8-month sentence with Huber privileges for his fourth offense of operating while intoxicated.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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