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One person killed in officer-involved shooting in Oconto County

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 16:48:08-04

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (NBC 26) — UPDATE: DCI is requesting anyone who witnessed the incident that led to a shooting yesterday at approximately 2:52 pm on Highway 41 near Frog Pond Road to contact DCI at (800) 394-6215 and leave a message with what was witnessed and how to contact you.

One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Oconto County Wednesday night.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Division of Criminal Investigation at 2:41 p.m., multiple people called 911 for a reckless driver on Interstate 41.

Sheriff's Deputies made contact with the vehicle just at 2:52 p.m. near Frog Pond Road in Oconto County. According to a press release, the Sheriff's Deputy saw the injured driver exit the vehicle and a passenger armed with a knife.

The passenger allegedly approached the Sheriff's Deputy and refused to comply with demands. The Sheriff’s Deputy fired their weapon, striking the passenger.

The passenger died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.

The involved Oconto County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave, per the sheriff’s office policy. The incident is under investigation.