Shootout sends suspect to hospital

Published 10:03 am Thursday, October 30, 2014

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. — A standoff and shootout in northwestern Wisconsin ended after the suspect was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies.

Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the female suspect got into an argument with her mother Wednesday at a residence in Lake Nebagamon and pulled a gun.

The mother fled to a nearby home and called 911. Authorities say when deputies arrived, the woman opened fire on the officers. None were hit.

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WDIO-TV reports deputies retreated and established phone contact with the woman. She opened fire again from a second-story window. Deputies returned fire. The woman was hit in the right hip and eventually surrendered.

She was taken to a Duluth, Minnesota hospital with non-life threatening injuries.