County Road AB south of Stangelville was reopened to traffic Tuesday afternoon, more than 18 hours after an officer-involved shooting death along the rural highway.
Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski asked the media and the community to be cautious about unverified information and speculation while waiting for the state Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to do its work evaluating what happened Monday night.
“Out of respect for the family and out of respect for the process we want this to be very thorough, we want it to be very clinical, and we want to be able to give the answers that everyone deserves and needs, but we have to be patient with that,” Joski said. “This is bigger than just a news story, this involves lives, this involves community, and so I ask that you be patient with us.”
The department received what Joski described as a “call for service” at 7:55 p.m. Monday for an incident that involved several witnesses and several officers, at least two residences, and an area next to the roadway. A confrontation of some sort ended when an officer shot a male suspect, who later died of his injuries.
The nature of the confrontation, the identities of the deceased and the officer, and any other details were being withheld pending the DCI investigation.
Joski said any subsequent releases of information about the case “will be occurring at the direction and discretion of the Wisconsin (Division) of Criminal Investigations.”