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Shooting by Marinette County deputy prompts investigation

MARINETTE, WI--   The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Marinette County.

The Division of Criminal Investigation says the incident happened Friday around 11 a.m. in Amberg. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence report and tried to make contact with the suspect, who was sitting in a vehicle. The man drove away from the scene, followed by the deputies. After a short distance the suspect got out of his vehicle and brandished a firearm. He was shot by a deputy.

Officers tried lifesaving measures on the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital. He later died of his injuries.

The involved officer was placed on administrative duty, per department policy.

The DCI continues to investigate and will turn over a report to the Marinette County District Attorney for review.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.