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Taylor Co. deputy to be released from hospital after being shot

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TAYLOR COUNTY (WAOW) -

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department says the deputy who was shot earlier this month is being released from the hospital. Officials say Chad Kowalcyzk's will begin a long recovery, after being released Sunday.

Authorities say Kowalcyzk was responding to a call of a court violation when he was shot at several times. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department says Alexander Schneider, 27, was arrested in connection with that shooting. Schneider remains in the Lincoln County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.

Schneider could faces felony charges after authorities say he shot at Kowalcyzk. Earlier this month, Newsline 9 spoke with his uncle, Jim Kowalcyzk who is the sheriff in Chippewa County. Jim Kowalcyzk says Chad is expected to make a full recovery and is in good spirits considering what happened.

Sheriff's officials say Deputy Kowalcyzk was responding to a call when Schneider shot at him several times. Officials say one bullet grazed Kowalcyzk's arm, another hit his stomach. Family members say he was wearing a bullet proof vest.

Kowalcyzk has been a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff's department for five years. Kowalcyzk was born and raised in Boyd, Wis. His uncle says this incident has not stopped him from wanting to continue to pursue his dream in law enforcement.

Schneider does remain behind bars, but has not been formally charged. Newsline 9 has not been able to reach Schneider's attorney for comment.

Newsline 9 will continue to update this story as more details become available.

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