MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Monday identified the Kewaunee County officer who shot and killed an armed kidnapper Nov. 19 just after the suspect had shot his victim.
The officer is Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron J. Schley (pictured), who has eight years of service. Schley is on administrative leave, per department policy.
Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on the 19th, Luis Cardona, 38, abducted Babette Caraballo at gunpoint from Hansen Foods on Green Bay’s far east side, where she worked.
Within about three hours police tracked Cardona’s cellphone to a rural home outside Kewaunee and contacted the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department with a mutual aid request.
As law enforcement personnel responded to the scene in an attempt to rescue Caraballo and arrest her kidnapper, Cardona shot her and Schley fired his weapon, striking the suspect, who died at the scene.
The DCI said Caraballo remains at a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Investigators with the state agency are reviewing evidence and will turn over their reports to the Kewaunee County District Attorney’s Office in a process that is expected to take weeks.