Sheriff: Dane County deputy shoots, kills suspect in weapons violations incident

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Published: Oct. 23, 2022 at 4:01 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations is investigating after a Dane County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a person Sunday.

Dane Co. Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said the office got a 911 call around 11 a.m. reporting a weapons violation on Jefferson St. From there, DCI said officers searched for the individual, who was also alleged to be involved in several other weapons violations in “recent” days.

After Dane County officials found the suspect and set up a perimeter in the 5200 block of County Road CC, the suspect allegedly ran away, DCI said.

Officials said they found the individual at 3:15 p.m. and one deputy fired at the suspect.

DCI said lifesaving measures were were performed, but Barrett said the person that the deputy shot was pronounced dead at the scene.

Per Wisconsin Statute, a third party, the DCI will be taking over the investigation. The Dane County Sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave because of department policy.

The name of the person who was shot and killed will be released by the Dane Co. Medical Examiner when the family is notified, according to Barrett.

An NBC15 employee reported hearing gunshots and authorities yelling at someone to drop their weapon.

The staffer also saw a Med Flight helicopter from UW Health in Oregon. In addition, she saw what appeared to be CPR efforts being performed.

In a Facebook post, Oregon Police asked the public to avoid Eagle drive as it is “handling a call.”

This incident comes just days after an armed robbery in the Wisconsin village. NBC15 asked if Sunday’s events are linked to the armed robbery search this weekend, the Sheriff refused to comment and directed all questions to DCI.

DCI is leading the investigation and is working alongside the Verona Police Department, Oregon Police Department, Sun Prairie Police Department, Madison Police Department, Middleton Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, DCI Crime Response Specialist, and the Wisconsin State Crime Lab

DCI is also currently investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting by a Lafayette Co. deputy. There is no indication these two shootings were related.

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