Dane County deputy fatally shoots person in Windsor Thursday night
WINDSOR, Wis. — A Dane County deputy shot and killed a person at a hotel in Windsor Thursday night, officials said.
The shooting happened after the deputy made contact with a vehicle at the Super 8 hotel on Lake Circle around 6:10 p.m., according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Speaking to reporters at the scene, Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said the deputy was involved in a “critical incident that led to them discharging their firearm” and hitting a person. That person was taken to a hospital where they died.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the shooting, the justice department said. The deputy has been put on administrative assignment per department policy.
Neither Barrett nor the justice department elaborated on what led the deputy to pull the trigger.
The Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.
Numerous agencies, including the DOJ, sheriff’s office, Windsor Police Department and DeForest/Windsor EMS, responded to the scene. Video provided by multiple viewers showed a MedFlight helicopter at the scene as well.
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