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Douglas County Deputy Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect

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TOWN OF GORDON, Wis. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Douglas County shot and killed a man who authorities say pointed a rifle at the officer.

The deputy was unhurt in the incident early Tuesday. The Duluth News Tribune reports that officers were called to a domestic disturbance with a report of gunfire at about 1:40 a.m. at a home in the Town of Gordon, about 40 miles south of Superior.

Sheriff Tom Dalbec says the suspect fled the residence, but was found a short time later walking along a highway. When a deputy confronted the man, the suspect allegedly pointed a rifle at him which prompted the deputy to fire his weapon at the suspect. The man died a short time later at a hospital in Duluth; his name has not been released.

The deputy has been placed on standard paid administrative leave.

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