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Sheriff's deputy wounds man in Middleton shootout

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County sheriff's office says a deputy shot and wounded a man in a shootout in a hotel in Middleton.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at the Road Star Inn.  The man was taken to a hospital where he was in surgery.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports no deputies were hurt.

Hotel staff called 911 to report a man in the parking lot firing shots.  Sheriff Dave Mahoney says when deputies arrived, hotel staff directed them to a room where the man refused to come out. 

Deputies heard the door open and saw the man walking toward them with a shotgun and a handgun. 

The deputies ordered the man to drop his weapons, but instead he fired at least once.  One of the deputies returned fire and hit the man multiple times.

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