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UPDATE: Plover police identify man killed in deputy's home

UPDATED Monday, May 19, 2014 --- 12:40 p.m.

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) -- Police have released more details about the fatal shooting at the home of an off-duty Portage County sheriff's deputy over the weekend.

Plover police say Tony Gischia returned home with another person early Saturday when they were confronted by a masked intruder. They say the intruder was shot and killed during a scuffle.

A police statement released Monday doesn't say who fired the shot. Police referred questions to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, where a spokeswoman says the investigation is ongoing and she can't immediately comment further.

The alleged intruder was identified as 30-year-old Charles Jameson of Stevens Point. Police say Gischia and the other individual both knew Jameson.

The investigation is being led by the Justice Department, in compliance with a new law that prevents law enforcement agencies from leading investigations into their own officer-involved fatal shootings.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Saturday, May 17, 2014 --- 5:22 p.m.

Authorities are investigating a shooting at the home of a Portage County Sheriff's Office employee.

Wisconsin Department of Justice spokeswoman Dana Brueck tells Stevens Point Journal Media the state Division of Criminal Investigation responded to the scene of the shooting in the village of Plover. She says more information will be released later.

The incident was reported just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Units from the Plover Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Portage County Coroner's Office went to the scene in central Wisconsin, and roads around the home were blocked off.

The Plover Police Department confirms that the DCI has taken over the investigation.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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