A St. Croix County deputy conversed with a suspected drunk driver for several minutes before the suspect abruptly pulled out a gun during the evening of Saturday, May 6, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff.

During a press conference Tuesday, May 9, Sheriff Scott Knudson, said that deputy Kaitie Leising, 29, talked face-to-face with the suspect for eight minutes before she was shot and killed.