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UPDATE: Name released of Adams County deputy involved in fatal shooting


UPDATE: The name of an Adams County deputy who was involved in a fatal shooting has now been released. According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jeremiah Ballew has been placed on light administrative duty while investigations continue.

Deputy Todd Johnson and Deputy Jonathan Lewicki, who were also present during the shooting, have returned to full duty.


UPDATE - The Adams County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man who was shot and killed by a deputy.  The victim is 41 year old Douglas Natzke of Preston.  Investigators say he was armed at the time.

The 27 year old deputy is on administrative leave.  He's worked four years with the department.  The investigation is ongoing.


An Adams County deputy fatally shot a man early Wednesday morning.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a report of gunfire in the Town of Preston between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. They confronted an armed 41-year-old man outside of his home and a deputy fired, killing the man.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, as is routine after a shooting incident.

"Afterwards it was found that there were other people at the scene, but no one else was injured, and it was just the male subject that was involved," said Sheriff Sam Wollin.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting. The name of the man has not been released.

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