Authorities said that two Wisconsin police officers were murdered on Saturday during a gunshot that occurred during a traffic stop.
Late Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced that it was investigating the shooting in Cameron, Wisconsin.
Around 3:38 p.m., a Chetek Police Department officer stopped a vehicle on the road. and the motorist and the state justice department allegedly engaged in a brief firearm exchange at one point.
The Cameron cop and the Chetek officer were declared dead at the scene.
According to the justice department, the shooting suspect was transferred to a hospital, where he eventually passed away.
The suspect’s and the officers’ names were not immediately disclosed.
“I am devastated by the untimely deaths of two officers today. Late on Saturday, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted, “I am thinking of their families and the Chetek and Cameron Police Departments at this exceedingly terrible time.
The inquiry is being conducted by the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which will also deliver a report to the Barron County district attorney once it is finished, according to the statement.
The Barron County village of Cameron is 96 miles (154 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis and 227 miles (365 kilometers) west of Green Bay, Wisconsin. About 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Cameron is Chetek, Wisconsin.
The Cameron and Chetek Police Departments are in the Barron County Sheriff’s Department’s thoughts and prayers, the department posted on Facebook.
“Tonight, our hearts are heavy as we send our thoughts and prayers to the Village of Cameron Police Department, the City of Chetek Police Department, the Barron County community, and the families (both blood and blue) of two officers lost in the line of duty today,” the Marinette County Deputy Sheriff’s Association wrote in a Facebook post.