Oconto Falls officer stable after shooting; suspect held

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) – An Oconto Falls police officer was in stable condition Friday after she was shot while responding to a call to an apartment building in the northeastern Wisconsin town.

Oconto County Sheriff Todd Skarban said a 29-year-old Oconto Falls woman was arrested in the shooting at about 10:30 a.m. and was being held on suspicion of attempted homicide.

Skarban did not say what authorities believe prompted the shooting. He said the officer was responding to “suspicious activity or a possible kidnapping.” Skarban said the officer was resting comfortably in a Green Bay hospital.

City Police Chief Brad Olson said the officer has about two years’ experience on the city force.