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Winnebago County officer placed on leave after shooting

THOMPSON — The investigation continues into an officer-involved shooting in Winnebago County over the weekend.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says they took a report shortly after 7 o’clock Saturday evening of an alleged domestic assault in Thompson. Deputies determined that the call was a ruse to lure law enforcement to the location before the shooting took place.

An officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with the department’s policy. More information about the incident is expected to be released later today.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 641-585-2828.

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