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updated 5:27 PM UTC, Apr 24, 2017

Deputies Cleared In Shooting Death Of Suicidal Man

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

No charges will be filed against three western Wisconsin sheriff's deputies involved in the shooting death of a suicidal man.

Jackson County District Attoney Gerald Fox said the use of deadly force was justified against Donovan Scheurich, Senior on January 25th near Millston. An investigation showed that the deputies responded to a report of a man who talked about threatening officers and killing himself -- and as soon as they got there, Scheurich began shooting at them. Reports say Sergeant Evan Mazur and deputies Aaron Johnson and Michael Bartlett fired eleven shots and four hit Scheurich. He had the active ingredient of marijuana in his system at the time, with a blood alcohol level of point three-three-two -- more than four times the legal intoxication limit for drunk drivers.

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