Woman fatally shot by officer in Dunn County is identified

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BOYCEVILLE, Wisconsin — The woman shot and killed by a police officer in Dunn County is identified.

Authorities say 33-year-old Shonda Mikelson was shot in the chest after she refused to drop a rifle and pointed an apparent handgun at the Boyceville officer. The handgun was later determined to be a replica gun.

Police say they were called to the Boyceville home last Friday by Mikelson's boyfriend who said she was threatening him with a knife. Officials say the Mikelson met police at the door with a rifle and refused the officer's demand to drop the weapon before pulling the handgun.

Barron County sheriff's deputies are investigating.

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