No charges filed in Kewaunee County officer-involved shooting
2:15 PM, Oct 10, 2017
10:51 PM, Oct 10, 2017
KEWAUNEE, Wis. - No charges will be filed against a Kewaunee County deputy who shot and killed a man in August based on evidence that the man charged the law enforcement officers and posed an "immediate threat," Kewaunee County District Attorney Andrew Naze said Tuesday.
New details were revealed in what led up to the shooting of Tyler Whitmire, 22, by Deputy Jamie A. Tlachac on August 21 in the Town of Franklin.
DA Naze also presented previously unseen dash cam video that showed the moment Whitmire was killed after he charged officers - allegedly with a knife in hand.
On August 21, Kewaunee County law enforcement responded to a 911 call along County Road AB, south of State Highway 29, and found Whitmire threatening a woman and nearby people with a knife, according to the Wisconsin DOJ.
The incident started when Whitmire was driving with a female friend and tried to grab the wheel, Kewaunee County DA Andrew Naze said.
He then picked up a hammer in the car and tried to hit the woman, Naze said.
A homeowner who heard them said the friend was yelling, "Help me he's going to kill me."
Whitmire allegedly ran into a nearby home and grabbed a knife.
He then made comments implying he did drugs, telling those at the scene that his wife was "done with him" and he wanted to die, Naze explained.