ASHLAND, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been investigating an officer involved death (OID) in the City of Ashland, Wis. on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
A U.S. Marshals-led task force operating in the Western District of Wisconsin, which included local enforcement agencies, were attempting to apprehend a male subject with a warrant at a residence in Ashland. While attempting to apprehend the subject, the subject entered a vehicle and struck and then pushed a U.S. Marshal’s vehicle for a distance. As the subject was attempting to flee in the vehicle, law enforcement observed the subject handling a firearm. Law enforcement fired on the subject and hit the subject in the car.
Law enforcement immediately began life-saving measures on the subject, however the subject was pronounced dead at the scene. No law enforcement were injured during this incident.
Two Deputy U.S. Marshals and one Sheboygan Police Officer, who was working with the task force, were involved in this incident.
DCI is leading this investigation, and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Ashland Police Department, Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Ashland County Sheriff’s Office. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services is providing services to the family of the deceased. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Ashland County District Attorney’s Office when the investigation concludes.
No additional details are currently available.
Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.