Law officers shoot, kill man outside Monroe County bar

The scene of the shooting, outside Cotter Pin along Highway 27 in Leon, Wis.
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LEON, Wis. (AP) -- Law officers have shot and killed a man outside of a bar near Sparta in western Wisconsin.

It happened about 9 p.m. Tuesday at a bar called the Cotter Pin along Highway 27 in Leon. Officers from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the Sparta Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a domestic violence-related 911 call.

Patrons were barricaded inside the bar as officers negotiated with a man carrying a gun outside.

During the incident, Monroe County sheriff's deputies and a Sparta police officer shot the man. He died at a hospital. His name was not released.

Three Monroe County deputies and the Sparta officer are on standard administrative leave. No officers were hurt.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation.