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2 Wisconsin police officers and another person were killed in a gunfire exchange during a traffic stop, authorities say

By Rebekah Riess and Jennifer Feldman, CNN

Two police officers and another person were killed in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in northwestern Wisconsin on Saturday, authorities said.

The gunfire erupted after an officer from the Chetek Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Cameron around 3:38 p.m. local time, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Notified of “concerning behavior,” the officers were conducting the stop based on a warrant and to check the welfare of the driver, 50-year-old Glenn Douglas Perry.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Monday identified the two officers as Chetek Police Officer Emily Breidenbach, 32, and Cameron Police Officer Hunter Scheel, 23.

Perry was taken to a hospital and was later also pronounced dead, the news release said.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice earlier said it is investigating the incident.

The department’s Division of Criminal Investigation “is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Barron County District Attorney when the investigation concludes,” the news release said.

The village of Cameron is in the northwestern part of the state, about 51 miles north of the city of Eau Claire.

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CNN’s Andy Rose contributed to this report.

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