Kenosha County Sheriff: "[Paddock Lake Shooting] is a Situation Where There is No One that Wins"
There will be no criminal charges pursued in the officer involved shooting in Paddock Lake on October 24.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said in a letter the department had been reviewing hundreds of pages of reports and statements.
“No matter how you look at it, Darren Fude will not be coming home from work to be with his wife and children ever again,” wrote Beth. “This is a situation where there is no one that wins.”
Paddock Lake, a Kenosha County Village with a population of a little more than 3,000 is where a man was shot by a sheriff's deputy.
"When I heard the gunshots I actually backed up into the house...I did not hear any women or children yelling. I just mostly heard men yelling," says neighbor Tira Kubas. The shooting scene is basically in Kubas's backyard.
She says she was on her deck at the time, "all night long, I had a hard time sleeping last night too, I
What Sheriff Beth did say is the case started with a traffic issue. Mr. Fude wrecked his bike and authorities went to his home to ask questions.
Sheriff Beth says Fude brought out a shotgun as deputies spoke to his wife, "Mr. Fude pointed the shotgun in the direction of two of the deputies standing near an evergreen tree. And at that point one of our deputies fired multiple rounds striking Mr. Fude and he fell to the ground."
Deputies tell neighbors Fude was shot four times.
Fude would later die at St. Catherine's hospital leaving behind a wife and children.
"You don't want any child to grow up without a father," added Sheriff Beth in a press conference back in October.
Authorities say Fude had no real run-ins with police until Saturday night.