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Officers placed on leave after shooting in Dunn County

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith announced Wednesday morning officers have been placed on leave following a shooting during a drug raid. 

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Around 2 a.m., officers from the Dunn County Sheriff's Office, West Central Drug Task Force along with the Eau Claire County Regional Tactical Team were executing a search warrant in Red Cedar Township. During the entry, a confrontation took place and the suspect in this case was fatally wounded by officers.

Smith said officers with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation have been called in to conduct an investigation. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He added, the officers being placed on leave is not punitive or an indication of any wrong doing. 

Red Cedar is located east of the city of Menomonie. 

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