Man killed in Adams County shooting identified

3 deputies on leave
Man killed in Adams County shooting identified

The man killed during a confrontation with Adams County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday is 41-year-old Douglas G. Natzke, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting occurred at Natzke’s home at 1195 S. Czech Court in Preston.

Authorities said deputies responded to a report of gunfire when the deputies confronted an armed man outside of his home at about 3:30 a.m.

“Upon approaching the address, they made contact with the male subject and unfortunately it resulted in deputies firing at the subject and him subsequently dying from his injuries,” said Sheriff Sam Wollin.

Wollin declined to answer why the 41-year-old man was shot.

Three deputies are on leave. A 27-year-old deputy who fired during the incident has been with the sheriff’s office for four years. The other two deputies at the scene are also on leave.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating.