Sheriff: Naked man shot and killed by law enforcement near Johnson Creek outlet mall

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 20:31:38-04

JOHNSON CREEK, Wis. -- A Waukesha County sheriff's deputy and a member of the Delafield Police Department shot and killed a naked carjacking suspect, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities were called Tuesday to the scene near the Jefferson County outlet. The mall tells TODAY'S TMJ4 the incident in question occurred adjacent to the property they own, at an Arby's restaurant off Interstate 94.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call of an armed carjacking at I-94 and Meadowbrook Park & Ride at 12:43 p.m. The male suspect took a four-door, maroon Buick, and took off all his clothes.

Watch the Waukesha County Sheriff's news conference following the shooting below: 

The suspect was armed with a black handgun. The victim of the carjacking was not injured. He left the Park & Ride and headed west on I-94.

Delafield police saw a vehicle matching the description get off the interstate onto Highway 83. It made a U-turn and drove back onto westbound I-94 with several officers chasing behind him.

Police popped the tires of the car with stop sticks, but the suspect continued to drive away from officers. The driver waved the gun out the window several times

The suspect stopped the car in the middle of a parking lot and ran towards Arby’s. He was told to stop, but did not comply and was shot by a Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy and a police officer from the Delafield Police Department.

Law enforcement did not release the names of those involved.

Kaitlyn Williams was nearby shopping with a friend and heard the shots.

“All of a sudden there were like five shots going off."

Williams said she heard police sirens and went outside to see a naked man in a confrontation with police at the Arby’s across the parking lot.

“I only saw his right hand. There was nothing in his right, I don't know about his left,” she said.

Rod Wagner was nearby with his family shopping at the outlets while on vacation when he saw the bizarre scene.

“When he turned it looked like he had in his right hand a pistol of some sort and took a few more steps forward, and then raised it in the air and fired his weapon. I don’t know if it was at anybody or anything but it was up in the air when he fired it, and then right after that the police exchanged fire as well with two or three shots,” Wagner said.

Wagner said he never saw the person move again once he fell to the ground. He’s thankful the situation was resolved without more casualties.

“Our family was pretty close. Without them here doing their job, I’m not sure what would have happened,” he said.