Naked armed man killed by Wisconsin officers

2017-07-12 15:23


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Johnson Creek - Law enforcement officers in Wisconsin fatally shot a naked carjacking suspect on Tuesday after authorities say the gun-wielding man tried to enter a restaurant following a chase.

The incident began around 00:45 when a witness said the man took off his clothes at a park and ride near Pewaukee and carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint, Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson said. The carjacking victim was not hurt, he said.

The naked man left in the stolen vehicle and headed west on Interstate 94. At one point authorities placed stop sticks on the highway and deflated the vehicle's tyres, but the man kept driving and waved his handgun out the window toward officers, Severson said.

The suspect, whose name wasn't immediately released, eventually pulled into an Arby's parking lot in Johnson Creek, about 50km west of Pewaukee, where he ran toward the restaurant with the gun. The man allegedly ignored orders to stop and was shot by a Waukesha County sheriff's deputy and a Delafield police officer, the sheriff said.

The officers' names weren't released. The deputy is a 19-year veteran and the police officer has 22 years of experience. Both were placed on paid administrative leave, Severson said.

The shooting and the carjacking remain under investigation.

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