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Names released in deputy involved shooting in Sparta

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Sparta, WI (WXOW) -

The state's Department of Criminal Investigation has released the names of the people involved in a deputy-involved shooting in Sparta Sunday.

In a statement, the DCI said that Deputy Jesse Murphy fatally shot 21-year-old Skyler D. Burnette of Sparta. 

Sparta Police and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence 9-1-1 call Sunday morning around 10 a.m. at a residence at 1005 Saint Anne Street in Sparta. 

There authorities found Burnette threatening a woman with a knife. During the incident, Deputy Murphy fired his weapon, fatally wounding Burnette. He died at the scene. 

The DCI said in the statement that Burnette was on active supervision at the time of the incident. 

Deputy Murphy, who was hired in 2006 by Monroe County, is on paid administrative leave per department policy.

Three Sparta Police officers were on the scene at the time-Sgt. Booker T. Ferguson, Officer Marc Nelson, and Officer Chris Welker.

The DCI statement said they're still collecting evidence in the incident and plan to turn over their report to the Monroe County District Attorney at the end of their investigation. 

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