Subject Shot After Pointing Firearm At Deputy
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in the Mikana area that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Shortly before 7:00 p.m. the Barron County Sheriff’s Office was called for a wellness check for an adult, white male subject after he had made a threat toward a person who lived nearby. Upon arrival, deputies observed the male barricaded in a room with a firearm. Law enforcement and the subject talked through a standoff. At one point the subject raised a firearm at a deputy who then fired at the subject. The subject was struck and provided medical support. He was air-lifted to a regional hospital. The subject is currently in critical but stable condition.
No other persons were injured during the incident.