TOWN OF RED CEDAR, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in western Wisconsin say the man shot and killed by officers this week was suspected of dealing methamphetamine. An Eau Claire Leader-Telegram report ( ) says authorities had been investigating the 32-year-old man, who was from the town of Red Cedar. An informant told authorities the man was selling meth, and the informant made an undercover purchase Tuesday. Members of the Dunn County sheriff’s department and other law enforcement officials searched the man’s home Wednesday about 1:45 a.m. Sheriff Dennis Smith says there was a confrontation and at least one shot was fired. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. Smith didn’t immediately return a message Thursday seeking details about what led to the confrontation and whether the man was armed. The suspect’s name hasn’t been released.

Information from: Leader-Telegram,