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DOJ names law enforcement officers who shot person reportedly armed with gun


TOWN OF SCOTT, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has named the law enforcement officers who shot a person while responding to a call in Columbia County over the weekend.

Authorities responded Sunday afternoon to a field near Highway 33 for a report of a suicidal person who was armed with a weapon. According to a news release form the DOJ, deputies negotiated with the person until that person pointed their weapon at the deputies.

Three deputies then fired their guns and hit the person. Those deputies have since been identified as Timothy Schultz, Ryan Fleischhacker, and Brian Johnson. Schultz has 14 years of law enforcement experience, Fleischhacker has 4 years of experience, and Johnson has 17 years of experience.

While processing the scene, investigators reportedly found a loaded firearm that authorities believe belonged to the person.

According to the release, the person who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Officials did not share an update on that person’s condition.

The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident with help from the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the Wisconsin State Patrol. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating, according to the DOJ.