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Wounded deputy's partner on leave pending investigation of his shooting of standoff suspect

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MAHNOMEN - The partner of the wounded Mahnomen County deputy is on paid administrative leave, pending the investigation of Wednesday's shooting and nearly nine-hour long standoff here.

Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said Deputy Chad Peterson was placed on leave after firing one shot at two suspects. One of the men, using a 9 mm pistol, shot and critically wounded Deputy Christopher Dewey.

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