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Monroe County deputy fatally shoots suspect

January 8, 2018

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a domestic violence call in Sparta ended when a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a suspect.

The DOJ says the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Sparta police have asked state agents to investigate the shooting. Officers responded to a 911 call Sunday morning and found a man, armed with a knife, was threatening the life of a woman. A sheriff’s deputy shot the man, who died at the scene. The DOJ says the two had been dating.

The deputy has been place on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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This story has been corrected to Sunday.

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