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Menomonie, WI (KROC-AM News) - Authorities in western Wisconsin say a suspect in an armed home invasion was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in Menomonie Saturday night.

A news release issued by the Wisconsin Attorney General indicates a Dunn Count Deputy and a Menomonie Police Officer opened fire during a traffic stop and shot the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The statement says the deceased man was behind the wheel of a vehicle that had been stolen "during an armed home invasion where it was reported shots were fired."

Dunn County Sheriff's Office photo
Dunn County Sheriff's Office photo

Officials have not stated what prompted the law officers to discharge their weapons. Their names, and the name of the suspect, have not been released. Both officers are currently on administrative leave while the fatal shooting is investigated.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Justice is in charge of the investigation.

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