Decision coming Tuesday in Kewaunee County officer-involved shooting death

KEWAUNEE, Wis. - Kewaunee County District Attorney Andrew Naze has reached a decision on if charges will be filed in the officer-involved shooting death of a man on August 21.

He will announce the decision during a press conference on Tuesday, October 10 at 2 p.m.

Officers responded to a 911 call on August 21 along County Road AB, south of State Highway 29, and found a man threatening a woman and nearby people with a knife, according to the Wisconsin DOJ.

After a confrontation, the man was shot and killed by a Kewaunee County Sheriff's deputy, the DOJ said. The victim was 22-year-old Tyler Whitmire.

Deputy Jamie A. Tlachac was identified as the deputy who shot and killed Whitmire, according to the DOJ. However, four other law enforcement officers were also named in the investigation. They are:

  • Sergeant Dustin E. Smidle, Kewaunee Co. Sheriff's Department (22 years of service)
  • Deputy Jordan D. Salentine, Kewaunee Co. Sheriff's Department (3 years of service)
  • Officer Brian D. Gale, Kewaunee Police Department (4 years of service)

The Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation has completed its investigation into the incident and handed over its findings to the Kewaunee County District Attorney's Office.

NBC26 will have live coverage of the press conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. on our website and Facebook page.


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