One dead after officer-involved shooting in Suring area

Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant
NEW Media Staff

SURING — One person died in an incident that occurred Sunday evening after Oconto County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to make an arrest in the Suring area.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the incident, which occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17.

According to a news release from the DCI, the deputies responded to a residence after a person with outstanding felony warrants wasreported to be there.

“After receiving consent to search the residence, law enforcement found the subject in possession of a firearm,” the release said. “During the incident deputies deployed deadly force with their firearms, striking the subject.”

The person died at the scene, and no one else was injured, the DCI said.

The involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

DCI is leading the investigation assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol Investigative reports to the Oconto County District Attorney when the investigation concludes, a process that usually involves a number of weeks.

No additional details are currently available.