District Attorney Rules Shooting of Christopher Davis by Deputy was Justified
The Walworth County District Attorney ruled the fatal shooting of Christopher Davis by a Walworth County Sheriff's Deputy was justified.
"I believe that Deputy Ortiz's actions were privileged as acts of defense of himself or others pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes," wrote the Walworth County District Attorney Daniel Necci.
Deputy Sheriff Juan Ortiz has been restored to full duty.
Sheriff Kurt Picknell, Deputy Juan Ortiz, and the Walworth County Sheriff's Office expressed their condolences to the Christopher Davis family.
"On February 24,2016, a young man lost his life and a Deputy Sheriff was forced to utilize his firearm in self-defense. I hope you will all join me in praying for healing for all involved or affected," wrote the Walworth County District Attorney.
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On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at approximately 530 pm, Walworth County Deputies along with officers from the Village and Town of East Troy PD made contact with a vehicle in the parking lot of Roma’s Restaurant in the Town Of East Troy. During the course of this investigation, a Walworth County Deputy discharged his department-issued firearm.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene and proceeded northbound on I-43 towards Milwaukee. A pursuit was initiated and speeds reached more than 100 miles per hour.
Pursuing officers conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) and the pursuit terminated in the city of Muskego in Waukesha County, near the intersection of Durham Place and Hidden Creek Court.