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Wisconsin deputies exchange gunfire with suspect

  • Associated Press
  • June 3, 2014 - 5:40 PM

RIDGELAND, Wis. — A man sought by western Wisconsin authorities is in jail after exchanging gunfire with sheriff's deputies at the end of a chase.

Barron County sheriff's officials got a report Tuesday of a man walking in a field. While searching the area, authorities found a car without license plates. When a deputy tried to stop the car, the driver took off, leading deputies on a 10-mile chase into Dunn County.

During the chase authorities learned the car had been stolen from a home in Dallas, Wisconsin, and the man they were searching for was the suspect.

A squad car forced the car into a ditch, and the driver shot at Barron County deputies. The deputies returned fire, but no one was struck.

The Dunn County sheriff's office will investigate the shooting.

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