Sparta police officers say a man with a gun was shot to death after he refused to drop his weapon Tuesday.
The incident happened outside a bar in the town of Leon. The officers and Monroe County deputies were responding to a 9-1-1 call. They were told people at the Cotter Pin bar had barricaded themselves inside while the armed man was outside. The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation will handle the case. Three deputies and one Sparta police officer are on standard administrative leave while the fatal officer-involved shooting is investigated.