Armed and barricaded subject in critical condition after being shot by deputy in Mikana

MIKANA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an incident in Mikana, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Office was called for a wellness check for an adult, white male subject after he had made a threat to a person who lived nearby. Upon arrival, deputies observed the male barricaded in a room with a firearm. Law enforcement and the subject talked through a standoff. At one point the subject raised a firearm at the deputy who then fired at the subject. The subject was struck. The subject was provided medical support and then air-lifted to a regional hospital. The subject is currently in critical but stable condition.

No other persons were injured during the incident.

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