SIREN, Wis. (AP) — A man who shot at cars in the village of Siren and wounded at least three people, including a sheriff's deputy, was killed after the deputy returned fire.
Burnett County Sheriff's officials say they got a report around 11:45 a.m. Sunday that a man with a gun was shooting at vehicles on Highway 70 in Siren. At least two people were injured by gunfire.
Authorities say the man drove away, but was stopped by a Burnett County sheriff's deputy on Highway 35 near Webster. Upon stopping, the man got out of the vehicle and fired on the deputy, who was hit. The deputy returned fire, killing the man.
The deputy has nine years of law enforcement experience and will go on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. His injuries are not life threatening.
The suspect is a 43-year-old man from rural Siren who is known to law enforcement.
Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com