10/18 D.A. Rules Officers Justified in Culvers Robbery Shooting

Washington County’s District Attorney Mark Bensen yesterday decided that the shooting of a 24-year-old Waukesha man by three veteran law enforcement officers during a robbery attempt in Jackson was justified. The man was armed with a shotgun and knife when he tried to rob a Culver’s restaurant on Sunday, October 6th. The man stabbed the manager of the restaurant in the face while the two struggled for the shotgun before officers arrived. When officers arrived the man regained control of the gun and pointed it at the officers and they fired their weapons. He survived the shooting and the manager the stabbing. The suspect is still at Froedtert Hospital and provided investigators with a statement. Bensen determined from police reports and evidence that the Jackson Police officer and two Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were, “entirely appropriate and privledged by self-defense and defense of others” under state law. The officers had been on paid administrative leave since the incident. Criminal charges are pending against the suspect. Jackson Police Officer Ron Laabs is a 20 year veteran, and Sheriff’s Deputies Scott Nauman and Keith Uhan 15 and 12 year veterans of their departments.

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Location : Washington County
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