Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Sparta

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SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -- One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Sparta.

It happened just before 9:00 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Fairway Drive.

Police say they had gotten a call about a 21-year-old Sparta man reportedly threatening family members with a knife.

No other details leading up to what caused police to shoot the man are being released right now, including his name.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave, a standard practice within the police profession.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and DCI also assisted with the incident.

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