WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
ARPIN, Wis. — One person is dead and two people, including a Wood County Sheriff’s deputy, were injured during a welfare check Tuesday on a suicidal person in Aprin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
According to a DOJ news release issued Wednesday, Wood County Sheriff deputies responded at about 8 p.m. on June 11 to a welfare check at a residence on State Highway 186 in Arpin, Wis. While conducting an evaluation, the subject ran back into the residence and obtained a knife.
A struggle ensued and the subject was shot by police, according to the DOJ. Lifesaving measures were not successful.
Police have not specified the name, age, or gender of the person who died during the incident.
A Wood County Sheriff’s deputy was shot during the incident, has non-life-threatening injuries, and has been airlifted to a local hospital. He is in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon, DOJ officials said.
An additional civilian was injured during the incident and was transported to the hospital. The civilian is in stable condition.
DCI is leading this investigation, and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Arpin Police Department, Grand Rapids Police Department, Marshfield Police Department, Nekoosa Police Department, Pittsville Police Department, and Wisconsin Rapids Police. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services is providing services to the family of the deceased. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to a local district attorney’s office when the investigation concludes.
No names have been released.