Large law enforcement investigation in Elkhorn

Posted at 6:23 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 10:42:53-04

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — Walworth County sheriff's officials say a deputy has shot and killed a suspect in Elkhorn.

Authorities say deputies tried to pull over the suspect after he was seen driving recklessly about 10 p.m. Thursday on Highway 12/67 near Elkhorn. The suspect failed to stop and deputies began a pursuit.

Officials say the suspect vehicle eventually came to a stop and a deputy got out of his squad car. The sheriff's office says the suspect then drove toward the deputy, who fired his weapon, killing the man. He died at the scene. No one else was injured.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating the shooting.


8:11 a.m.

The medical examiner has arrived on the scene of an apparent shooting in an industrial park in Elkhorn.

Aerial video shows officers concentrated around a large hole in a manufacturing building just off Interstate 43. Neighbors say they saw flashing lights and then heard gunfire.

James Ropinski lives nearby. He tells WITI-TV agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice came and talked to him and told him they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. The DOJ has not yet confirmed an officer fired a weapon.

Authorities haven't said whether anyone is in custody.