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Man Shot by Burnett County Sheriff's Deputy Following Incident in Danbury

From the Burnett County Sheriff's Office:


"On July 2nd, 2022 at 1:00 PM, Burnett County Dispatch was notified of a man threatening the use of a firearm at the Fishbowl Bar in Danbury (Swiss Township). Upon Deputies arriving on scene, the man was located walking away from the bar. The man was brandishing a handgun as deputies were trying to speak to him. The man walked down 7th Place Road toward his residence, then into the woods. The man swung the handgun pointing it at two Burnett County Deputies and a Tribal Police Officer. One Deputy fired on the man striking him. The man was then secured and first aid was provided for his injuries. North Memorial Ambulance transported the male subject to the North Air Care Helicopter where he was transported to a hospital.


The identity of the man is being withheld pending an independent investigation conducted by the Barron County Sheriff's Office. The Deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on Administrative Leave per department policy, pending the investigation. There is no current danger to the public.


We would like to thank the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Barron County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin DNR, North Ambulance and North Air Care. We would also like to thank the local citizens who provided statements and patience with this investigation."




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