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COPY-New Information: Suspect and deputy identified in Taylor County shooting

UPDATE: TAYLOR COUNTY (WQOW) - The Taylor County deputy injured during an incident in Westboro has been identified as Chad R. Kowalczyk, a 5-year veteran.  He is currently being treated at an area hospital.

The suspect taken into custody is Alexander Joseph Schneider, 27, and is currently being held at this time. He is a Taylor County resident.

No further information is being released at this time. The incident remains under
investigation.

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TAYLOR COUNTY (WQOW) -- Investigators in Taylor County say a 27-year-old man is in custody after shooting a sheriff's deputy.

The male deputy was airlifted to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Department, they responded to a home in Westboro around 6:30 Sunday night after reports that the suspect had violated a court order.

That's when they say the standoff started. Officials say the suspect shot a deputy during the standoff then ran from the scene.

People who live in the neighborhood were told to stay inside of their homes. The alleged shooter was caught about three hours later.

No one else was hurt in the incident. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including Eau Claire County's tactical team.

Investigators haven't revealed how or why the standoff started. They also haven't said where the deputy was shot -- or what hospital he's in. But say they'll release more information Monday.

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TAYLOR COUNTY (WQOW) -- Taylor County Sheriff's officials say a suspect is now in custody after an officer was shot Sunday.

Sheriff's officials say the officer was airlifted from the scene, but is alive.

According to the sheriff's department, the suspect was a man, but no additional information about him has been released.

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TAYLOR COUNTY (WQOW) -- Taylor County Sheriff's officials say there is a manhunt underway for a person who shot an officer.

Sheriff's officials say the officer was airlifted from the scene.

The department says the situation is unfolding near County Highway D near Westboro.

Neighbors are being told to stay inside their homes right now.

Taylor County authorities will not confirm any further details.

Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says the county's tactical team was called to help with the operations in Taylor County.

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