Fatal shooting by Appleton police justified
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- A prosecutor in Outagamie County has determined an Appleton police officer acted legally when he fatally shot a citizen.
District Attorney Carrie Schneider said Thursday Sgt. Greg Pieper shot and killed 61-year-old Keith Gabriel after he refused to follow the officer's orders to drop his gun. Schneider says Gabriel had a Colt .45 handgun in his hand and started turning toward Pieper when he was shot three times last Friday.
The officer was responding to a report of illegal fireworks when he encountered Gabriel.