Updated: Nov 17
The Burnett County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that they had forwarded amended charges to the courts in a now fatal shooting.
According to a press release, on Nov. 17, an autopsy was conducted on the victim at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office; however, the manner of death is still undetermined.
In an email to WCMP, Sheriff Tracy Finch said the victim died at Hennepin County Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 16.
Deputies were called to a home in the Town of Meenon on Nov. 15 with the report of a woman who had shot herself. A male was located at the scene and taken into custody.
Currently, the suspect is being held in the Burnett County Jail on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.
Sheriff Finch says the investigation is still ongoing.
On November 15, 2023 at approximately 5:19 p.m., Burnett County dispatch received a phone call from a residence in the Town of Meenon by a male stating that a female had shot herself. EMS and law enforcement were sent.
The female was located unconscious and breathing. She was transported by ambulance to North Air Care and then flown to a hospital in the Twin Cities.
A male was located at the scene. He was taken into custody for questioning. He is being held and charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory will be responding to the scene to assist.
This is still an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank North Ambulance, North Air Care, Webster Fire Department and the Siren Police Department for their assistance.
Sheriff Tracy Finch