Sheriff's deputy shot dead in Wisconsin; suspect caught hours later
A sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot late at night in western Wisconsin, and authorities said Sunday they have arrested a 43-year-old suspect.
The deputy with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office was shot about 11 p.m. Saturday while checking on a suspicious vehicle south of Ladysmith on Broken Arrow Road, just east of Hwy. 27, according to Sheriff Jeff Wallace.
Wallace said authorities tracked down and arrested Doug Nitek, 43, about 10:20 a.m. Sunday at an undisclosed residence after deputies were fired upon once by the suspect. A robot from Eau Claire County was deployed to search the residence.