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Man killed by sheriffs deputy in Douglas County

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GORDON, Wisc (WSAU)   The state Justice Department is investigating the shooting death of a northwest Wisconsin man by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy early yesterday morning. The Duluth News-Tribune quoted witnesses as saying that 21-year-old Andrew Closson snapped at a New Year’s Eve party at his father’s house because nobody would lend him a car to go see his ex-girlfriend – and he repeatedly claimed that he wanted to die.

A short time later, officials said he was walking along the Highway 53 expressway in the town of Gordon when he pointed a deer rifle at a deputy. And the officer shot Closson on a bridge over the Saint Croix River, about 40 miles south of Superior. Closson died later on New Year’s morning at a hospital in Duluth.

The paper quoted friends and neighbors who said Closson was a “good kid,” but he was distraught over his girlfriend. Reports said he fired a couple shots in his father’s house, and perhaps outside the home. No one was hurt in those shootings.

The sheriff’s deputy who shot Closson has been placed on administrative leave.

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