UPDATE: Deputy identified, 2 people still in hospital after critical incident in Marathon County

Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 10:50 AM CDT
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VILLAGE OF MAINE, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating after two people were shot in a critical incident in the Village of Maine Friday night.

According to a press release, a Marathon County Sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle parked at a car dealership near County Rd WW. That vehicle was reported to have eluded a Lincoln County deputy attempting to stop the driver for a speeding violation. The Marathon County deputy gave verbal commands to the driver, who did not comply. A man got out of the vehicle and shot at the deputy. The deputy returned fire. A woman stayed in the vehicle. According to the DOJ, the deputy did not know the woman was in the vehicle until right before the man fired at the deputy. Both the man and the woman were injured by gunfire and were taken to area hospitals. They are still hospitalized. The deputy was not injured.

The deputy has been identified as Nathan Olig, a 12 year veteran of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.

The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the incident. They were assisted at the scene by the Wausau Police Department, Wausau Fire Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

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