MARINETTE COUNTY (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Marinette County.
The Marinette County Sheriff's Office has not released the name of the man who was killed or the officers involved in the shooting.
The Sheriff's Office says city police were called to a motel in Marinette at 12:10 a.m. to investigate a report of an incident involving a man with a handgun.
The man was not there. Officers used cell phone tracking to narrow down the location of the suspect to a residence on State Highway 64 in the Town of Peshtigo. Deputies saw the suspect get into a vehicle and take off west on the highway.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle on Schacht Road. The car went into a ditch. The Sheriff's Office says the suspect was armed with a gun when he got out of the vehicle. The Sheriff's Office says this "placed the officers in danger."
The man was shot and killed by officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two Marinette Police officers and Two Marinette County Sheriff's deputies were involved in the incident. They were not hurt.
The Sheriff's Office says the public is not in danger.
Highway 64 will continue to be closed for several hours.
This is the alternate route the Wisconsin Department of Transportation suggests: Eastbound traffic will go south bound on CTH RW, east bound on Pine St towards Business 41, then get onto US 41 north bound until Roosevelt Rd, and back on to WIS 64. West bound traffic will use the reverse route.