UPDATE: Suspect killed by Walworth County Sheriff's Deputy in reckless driving incident identified
Updated: 9:58 a.m. October 24, 2018
ELKHORN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Officials have released the identity of the suspect and the officer in the case of a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday night, October 18.
The Deputy is 28-year-old Peter Wisnefsky who is a 2-year veteran of the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.
The man who died in the shooting has been identified as 38-year-old Sean Dutcher on Elkhorn.
At thte time of the chase Dutcher was on extended supervision by the Department of Corrections after being released from prison in May, 2017 for his 5th OWI.
Updated: 12:00 p.m. October 19, 2018
ELKHORN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A police chase leads to a deadly officer-involved shooting in Elkhorn.
The chase ended at Brogan and Patrick Manufacturing on Centralia Street around 10:00 p.m. Thursday.
The Sheriff's Office says they began receiving calls from the public about a reckless driver coming from Waukesha County. Deputies found the vehicle in the area of Highway 12/67 and Potter Road near Elkhorn city limits and tried to get the driver to stop but he kept going. That's when the chase started.
The vehicle finally came to a stop near Centralia Street in Elkhorn and a deputy got out of his marked squad car. Authorities say that is when the driver drove toward the deputy and the deputy shot at the driver, hitting him. The driver, who was the only person inside the vehicle, died at the scene. The suspect's vehicle then crashed into Brogan and Patrick Manufacturing, nearly hitting an employee sitting at his desk. No one else was hurt in the incident.
"I happened to look out the window and seen the cops all out there surrounding him and started shooting and he drove this way and like I said, as soon as he started shooting I moved over that way to get away from the window but as I was moving that way you could see him coming at an angle through that window and he drove right through the building. It's crazy. I could have been killed because some guy was driving reckless," said Michael Brogan who was nearly hit by the vehicle.
"That was the scary part. We didn't find that out until about, I want to say an hour and a half or two hours after the incident, we found out he was in there. We didn't even know," said Jean Brogan, owner of Brogan and Patrick Manufacturing.
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office says the deputy has been placed on administrative duty, which is standard practice following an officer-involved shooting. The incident is now under investigation by several agencies including the Department of Justice, Divison of Criminal Investigations and the Medical Examiner's Office. The Walworth County District Attorney's Office is also investigating to conduct a legal analysis of the shooting. The Sheriff's Use of Force Committee will also review the incident.
Posted: 9:10 a.m. October 19, 2018
ELKHORN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- There is a large police presence in Walworth County Friday morning.
A CBS 58 reporter on scene reports that the Walworth County Crime Scene Unit is on scene on Centralia Street near Highway 43. Brogan and Patrick Manufacturing appears to be the center of the crime scene. There is a hole the size of a vehicle on the side of the business.
The Department of Justice is on scene.
Two vehicles have been towed from the incident including a Walworth County Sheriff's squad.