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Man shot and killed after standoff with police in St. Croix County

Two officers fired their weapons on Saturday night, killing a 42-year-old man from New Richmond, Wisconsin.

STAR PRAIRIE, Wis. — A man was shot and killed by police in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 3 after officers responded to a call for a man who was out of control in Star Prairie Township. 

The St. Croix County Sherriff's Office said in a release that deputies were called to a home at around 10:45 p.m.

The person who called the police said her husband was “out of control” and threatening to “bring his AR out," according to police. 

When deputies from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department and officers from the New Richmond police department arrived at the home in the 1900 block of CTH CC, they found the woman who called 911 outside the home. Police were told that two juveniles were still inside and that the man was also inside threatening officers. 

Law enforcement on the scene said they saw the man had armed himself with a hunting rifle. They were attempting to communicate with the man when he left the house with a rifle and confronted officers, the sheriff's office said. At that point, a St. Croix County deputy and a New Richmond officer both fired their weapons and the man was struck and declared dead on the scene. 

On Monday, June 5, the Polk County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 42-year-old Tyler Abel, of New Richmond, Wisconsin. The deputy and police officer involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, pending the results of the investigation and internal review, officials said.

A week later on June 12, the Polk County Sheriff's Office identified the officers as Sergeant Chase Durand with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office and Officer Katie Chevrier with the New Richmond Police Department. According to the press release, Durand has eight years of law enforcement experience and Chevrier has 15.

Investigators from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a criminal probe into the officer-involved shooting as called for by Wisconsin law. 

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