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DOJ investigating an officer involved death in Chippewa County

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY (WQOW) - One person is dead after an altercation with a Chippewa County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Friday night in the Township of Goetz, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. according to officials, who said "a physical altercation between the subject and sergeant broke out during the traffic stop and the subject sprayed the sergeant with a substance. The sergeant discharged their weapon, striking the subject."

Officials with the sheriff's office said that emergency medical services were used to save the subject, but they died before arriving at a hospital. 

The officer involved is on administrative leave according to sheriff's office officials. 

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident. 

This is a developing story and News 18 will continue to provide more information as it becomes available. 

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