The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a fatal shooting by a Dane County sheriff’s deputy outside a hotel north of Madison.
According to the DOJ, the deputy made contact with a vehicle in the parking lot of the Super 8 in the Village of Windsor Thursday evening.
Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said the deputy was involved in a “critical incident” that caused the deputy to shoot, striking a person.
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DOJ and Barrett did not say what led the deputy to use deadly force against the individual who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The deputy is on administrative duty per department policy.
Numerous agencies, including the DOJ, sheriff’s office, Windsor Police Department and DeForest/Windsor EMS, responded to the scene.
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The village is about 15 miles north of Madison.