UPDATE: Deceased suspect identified in Forest County officer involved shooting

Updated: Fri 3:37 PM, Jan 05, 2018

FOREST COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- Deceased suspect identified in Forest County officer-involved shooting

The man shot by a Forest County Sheriff's deputy Thursday has been identified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

31-year-old Brandon O. Cude was shot to death after pointing a shotgun at the sheriff's deputy during a traffic incident.

According to a press release, the deputy responded to a call from a passer-by about a stranded driver. The stranded driver was Cude. After assisting him, the deputy ran a records check which revealed Cude was wanted for two felony warrants for child sexual assault in Texas.

When Cude realized the deputy was aware of the warrants, he pointed a shotgun at the deputy. The deputy fired his weapon in response. Other deputies that arrived to the scene gave first aid to Cude, but he died from his injuries.

The deputy's identity has not been released. He has been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol.

The incident happened off of Sand Lake Road, in Crandon. The specific intersection is Timber Lane and Valican Shores Lane, near Little Sand Lake.

The Forest County Sheriff's Office is fully cooperating with the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation.

DCI is continuing to collect evidence and will turn over their reports to the Forest County District Attorney when the investigation is complete.


FOREST COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a deadly shooting involving a deputy in Forest County.

It happened Thursday morning. A location has not been given.

According to a news release from the Department of Justice, a Forest County sheriff's deputy ran a record check on a disabled vehicle while on patrol. That check showed the vehicle's driver was wanted for felony warrants in the state of Texas. When the deputy tried to make contact with the driver of the car, the driver pointed a gun at the deputy. The deputy then fired his weapon at the driver.

Deputies at the scene attempted first-aid, but the driver died.

The deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol.

DCI is investigating, along with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Forest County Medical Examiner.

Stay with NewsChannel 7 for the very latest.

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