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.