BIG FLATS, WI (WSAU) - A deputy sheriff and a shooter are both hospitalized after a Tuesday night confrontation in Adams County. Sheriff Sam Wollin said one of his deputies and a Town of Rome police officer responded to a call in the Town of Big Flats at about 8:00 p.m.
Sheriff Wollin said they were notified after someone reported a 52-year-old woman from West Allis missing under unusual circumstances. The missing woman and her 55-year-old spouse had been ordered by the court not to contact each other after a previous incident. West Allis authorities knew the family had the Adams County residence and that they frequently went there.
Wollin said officers made contact with the man inside the residence and gave verbal commands, but the man fired several rounds from a handgun. One of those rounds struck the deputy.
Law enforcement did not return fire, and Wollin says the shooter sustained a self-inflicted wound.
Both men are hospitalized. Their names and present medical conditions have not been made public due to the ongoing investigation. The Sheriff did not respond to reporters’ questions after making a statement Wednesday morning.