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Officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire County Monday night

TOWN OF UNION, WI (WTAQ) - Eau Claire County authorities expect to say more Tuesday afternoon about an exchange of gunfire in which a deputy wounded a man.  

It happened Monday night in the town of Union.  

Deputies said they were called to a domestic violence incident -- and they said a woman appeared to be in danger, so they brought in a tactical unit.

Officials said a man left the house and fired at a deputy with an assault-type rifle. After an exchange of gunfire, the officer struck the man.  

He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Sheriff's officials said they were familiar with the man, after responding to the home a dozen times over the past two years. The sheriff's department said the suspect was threatening and uncooperative in previous encounters, and weapons have been removed from the home.  

The deputy is on administrative leave. The Eau Claire city police were called in to investigate.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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