Names released in Wisconsin fatal officer-involved shooting

AMBERG, Wis. — The names of those involved in an officer-involved death in Amberg, Wisconsin, have been released.

According to a press release from the office of Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident in Amberg at 11 a.m. Friday.

Officers attempted to make contact with an individual now identified as Duane W. Rich, 74, of Wausaukee, who was seated in a vehicle. Rich drove away from the scene and law enforcement followed him for a short distance, the release states.

Rich then exited the vehicle and brandished a firearm, according to the WDOJ release. In response, Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Parr discharged his weapon and struck the subject, officials said.

Parr has been in law enforcement for five years.

Members of law enforcement began to administer lifesaving measures to Rich. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the release.

No law enforcement personnel or other individuals were injured as a result of the incident.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the matter and Parr has been placed on administrative leave per department policy, the release states.

Lisa Bowers can be reached at lbowers@miningjournal.net.


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