EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — An Eau Claire police officer who shot a man to death last month won't face criminal charges.
Eau County District Attorney Peter Rindal said in a news release Tuesday that Officer Kristopher O'Neill was justified in using deadly force against LeKenneth Miller.
According to the release, someone called 911 on Nov. 3 to report an intruder in their residence.
O'Neill and Officer Jason Kaveney arrived to find Miller armed with a knife and that he had stabbed a woman numerous times.
Rindal said O'Neill was forced to fire to protect himself and the lives of others.
Rindal called the officers' actions “heroic.”