There are questions to answer about a welfare check in western Wisconsin that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting.
It happened Friday evening in Vernon County. The sheriff says deputies were sent on a welfare check in Genoa, when they saw the person they were sent to check on drive away from their house. The deputies stopped that person, but that person then sped off, dragging one of the deputies. It’s unclear whether the deputy who was being dragged shot and killed the driver, or if it was another deputy. Neither of the deputies were hurt.
The state’s Department of Criminal Investigation is now handling the case.