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Autopsy set for person shot by sheriff's deputy

Hwy. AB in the Kewaunee County Town of Franklin remains closed Aug. 22, 2017, one day after a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a male. (WLUK/Brittany Ford)

KEWAUNEE COUNTY (WLUK) -- As portions of County Road AB in Franklin remained closed Tuesday, community members were surprised to hear what happened.

"It's a shock to everyone in a place like this, when something like this happens," said one person we spoke to.

Authorities say a Kewaunee County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed a man around 8:00 p.m. Monday.

The investigation into what led up to the shooting continues.

"Right now everyone is just confused, a bit scared because of that," continued, one Franklin community member.

Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski, gave an update Tuesday, "We'll do our best to be transparent, and as quick as we can with information."

Joski says multiple officers, were on scene at the time of shooting, "We had the deceased there, others individuals on scene, other witnesses, so again, can't really pin point, but we had multiple people, and multiple officers involved."

As well as multiple locations.

"It wasn't necessarily tied to or bound a residential location, nor was it the result of a traffic stop," explained Joski.

Because of state law, Joski says the state Department of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation, "We are going take a more limited role, as they continue to roll out their investigation."

The name of the man who was killed, and the deputy involved, have not yet been released.

As the investigation moves forward, community members say they just want answers, "The why of this."

An autopsy on the man killed was completed Monday.

State investigators did not have any new information to add, but say to expect an update in the next couple of days.

A portion of County Highway AB was closed for several hours while officials investigated the scene. It reopened to traffic around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.


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