Wisconsin deputy shoots inmate at hospital

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 6:46 PM

Authorities in Wisconsin say a deputy shot an inmate at a hospital in suburban Milwaukee after the inmate began a scuffle.

Waukesha Memorial Hospital Kathy Allen says the inmate is in critical condition there with a gun shot wound. She says the inmate was at the hospital for treatment when he became unruly.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department says the deputy who shot the inmate was not injured. Authorities declined to say whether the inmate was trying to escape.

The sheriff's department did not release the name of the deputy or inmate.

Allen says all hospital patients and visitors are safe and there was never a threat to their safety.