Deputy not seriously injured after being wounded in shootout

NEW LONDON, Wis. - An officer involved shooting in Waupaca County Friday left one man arrested and a sheriff's deputy hurt. 

The Waupaca County sheriff says a 62-year-old man is accused of attempted homicide for shooting at officers.

The day after a shootout, police tape and broken windows highlight what police describe as a difficult time arresting a New London man on a domestic violence warrant.

"Obviously, domestic situations are very emotional. We take all those things seriously. We certainly aren't going to put our officers in harms way if we don't have to," said Brad Hardel, Waupaca County sheriff.

The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department brought in backup. Their SWAT team combined forces with Outagamie County. Wood County deputies provided extra help as well for negotiations that lasted more than four hours. 

There are bullet holes in the roof from an exchange fo gun fire. Hardel says it's very fortunate only one person was hurt, a sheriff's deputy, and that injury wasn't serious.

"It's huge. Obviously I have complete confidence in our staff. We have great staff, very well trained people, just a blessing. We thank the good Lord for watching over us and bringing everybody home safe at the end of the day with the outcome that we had," said Hardel.

The suspect is being held at the Waupaca County Jail, accused by police of attempted homicide for shooting at officers. 

Hardel says the deputy who was shot during the incident will be ok. Hardel described the deputy's injuries as very minor. 

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