Kewaunee County district attorney to announce decision on fatal shooting charges
The Kewaunee County District Attorney plans to announce Tuesday whether he will charge any of the officers involved in the deadly shooting of a Luxemburg man.
Tyler Whitmire, 22, was shot and killed by Kewaunee County Sheriff’s deputy Jamie A. Tlachac on Aug. 21.
Kewaunee County District Attorney Andrew Naze’s news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Kewaunee County Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St. in Kewaunee. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski is expected to attend.
According to Naze’s news release, the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation turned over materials from its investigation to his office Sept. 29.
Information released by state investigators last month revealed officers were called at 7:55 p.m. to a disturbance in an area about 2 miles south of State 29, on County AB. When officers arrived, they found Whitmire threatening a woman and nearby residents with a knife.
Tlachac and three others — Sheriff’s Sgt. Dustin E. Smidle, deputy Jordan D. Salentine and Kewaunee Police officer Brian D. Gale — were placed on paid administrative leave while the DOJ investigated the shooting. Gale has returned to work.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee County district attorney to announce decision on fatal shooting charges