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Sparta man killed in officer involved shooting

SPARTA, WI - A 21-year old Sparta man is dead in a police officer involved shooting.

Sparta police were called to the 1,000 block of South Fairway Drive just after nine Friday night for a disturbance call.

Police said the man threatened family members with a knife.

They aren't saying what exactly lead to the man's death, but the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave as standard practice.

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Sparta police and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation are looking into the case.

The man's name is not being released at this time.


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