MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting near Hayward, Wis. Friday.

According to Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, a Washburn County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a car traveling eastbound between Minong and Hayward on Highway 77.

The vehicle fled from the deputy and a pursuit ensued. The chase eventually ended near Harper Road in Sawyer County.

Officials said shortly after being stopped the driver of the car produced a handgun, and the Washburn County deputy shot in self-defense.

The driver was transported to the Hayward Hospital.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.

Comments (2)
  1. Steve Wilson says:

    You mean “Washburn County”, not Washington County

    1. Katie Fraser says:

      Thanks for catching our error, Steve. We have updated it to correctly state “Washburn County.”

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