A man killed in a weekend standoff in western Wisconsin has been identified as a Minnesota corrections officer. On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Corrections released a statement on Saturday night’s death of 42-year-old Tyler Abel, calling it “tragic and troubling.”
Abel was hired as a corrections officer in April 2022 and worked at the state prison in Stillwater.
Officers responded to Abel’s house in the Town of Star Prairie on a domestic disturbance call. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, Abel was shot and killed when he exited the home and confronted officers with a rifle.
The sheriff’s deputy and New Richmond police officer who fired their weapons are on administrative leave.