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Lake Nebagamon woman injured after standoff with deputies

A Lake Nebagamon woman was taken into custody Wednesday after an armed standoff with sheriff's deputies in which shots were fired. Jessica Gehl, 22, was hospitalized for an injury sustained during the incident. It was the second time in as many d...

A Lake Nebagamon woman was taken into custody Wednesday after an armed standoff with sheriff’s deputies in which shots were fired.

Jessica Gehl, 22, was hospitalized for an injury sustained during the incident. It was the second time in as many days Gehl was taken to a Duluth hospital. A day before the shooting she was found unconscious Tuesday during a house fire at the residence.

Deputies were called to the 7600 block of East Lake Boulevard in Lake Nebagamon at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, after a woman called 911 and said her daughter pulled a gun on her during an argument. The mother fled to a neighboring residence to call 911, according the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office:

Deputies were met with a volley of gunfire through a closed window of the A-frame styled house. Three bullets hit a garage, narrowly missing the deputies.

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Deputies retreated to 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 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. She remains there under 72-hour mental health hold.

Charges are pending.

Superior Telegram

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