TOWN OF ROCK
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said one man was injured and taken to a hospital Saturday after deputies responded to a shots-fired report at 829 W. Happy Hollow Road in the town of Rock.
The man was not injured from a gunshot. Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Burdick said the man hurt his hand while manipulating the rifle.
Burdick said deputies responded to a call of shots fired at 1:36 p.m. Saturday involving an elderly man in distress. The man’s son, who also lives in the house, reported the man was armed.
The son was able to retrieve the firearm, but the man then locked himself in a room that was believed to be equipped with additional firearms.
Deputies tried and failed to make contact with the suspect, who was still inside the house, so SWAT team officials deployed a robot into the house. Burdick said the SWAT team was called in because the man’s mental condition was unknown, and he was not responding.
The SWAT team made contact with the man through the robot, and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Burdick said the investigation is ongoing.