UPDATE: Sheriff releases identity of man shot in Marquette County standoff

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UPDATE (WKOW) — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office today released the name and status of the man shot by a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy after a standoff Monday afternoon.

James Carlson, 44, of Buffalo Township, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot by a member of Columbia County’s tactical response team, according to Marquette County Sheriff Joseph Konrath.

After he was shot, Carlson was administered immediate medical aid, Konrath said.

Carlson’s injuries are no longer considered life-threatening, according to Konrath, and he is expected to survive.

Criminal charges against Carlson will be filed tomorrow in circuit court by the Marquette County District Attorney’s Office, Konrath said.

Sauk County confirmed to 27 News that it is investigating the shooting as is standard procedure.

Konrath said this is the second officer-involved shooting in Marquette County since 2015, when Konrath was chief deputy, which also involved an outside department.


MARQUETTE COUNTY (WKOW) — Police shot a man following a standoff in Marquette County Monday afternoon.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a woman called 911 saying her son had a gun in her face. When deputies responded, they said they saw the man outside the house with a long gun. The woman had locked herself inside the home, but upon seeing police, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said the man went back inside.

Deputies from Columbia County were called into help negotiate. Police said when those negotiations were unsuccessful, they entered the home.

That’s when police said the man pointed a long gun at the Columbia County Emergency Tactical Response Team, and a deputy shot him.

The man was taken to the hospital, and police said the Columbia County Sheriff’s deputy was placed on administrative leave, per standard procedure.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an investigation into the shooting.

JT Cestkowski

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