Lake Nebagamon woman arrested after armed standoff with deputies
A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was taken into custody after an armed standoff with sheriff’s deputies in which shots were fired. The woman was hospitalized for an injury sustained during the incident.
Deputies were called to the 7600 block of East Lake Boulevard in Lake Nebagamon at 2:50 p.m., after a woman called 911 and said her daughter pulled a gun on her during an argument. The mother had fled to a neighboring residence to call 911, according to a news release issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff's office:
There was initial confusion as to the location of the suspect because there were three residences in close proximity to one other. That was remedied quickly and deputies were met with a volley of gunfire through a closed window of the A-frame styled house. Three bullets struck the garage, narrowly missing the deputies.
Deputies retreated to positions of cover and called in additional personnel.
Phone contact was established with the suspect through a third party.
The suspect told the third party she was planning suicide by cop. Several shots were heard inside the residence.
The suspect eventually appeared out a second story door onto a deck and fired shots in the direction of deputies. Deputies returned fire and the suspect retreated into the house.
Phone contact was again established and the suspect said she was hit and bleeding. Sheriff’s office negotiators were eventually able to convince her to put down the gun and go outside. She was taken into custody and Gold Cross Ambulance provided medical treatment.
The woman was taken to a Duluth hospital with a minor gunshot wound to her right side.
The incident remains under investigation by the Douglas and Bayfield County sheriff’s offices.
Lake Nebagamon Volunteer Fire Department and Wisconsin State Patrol assisted during the incident