Waukesha Co. deputy cleared in Delafield officer-involved shooting Jan. 8
WAUKESHA - Waukesha County Deputy Michael Doud has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an officer-involved shooting that took place Jan. 8 in Delafield.
According to the report, released Friday, deputies were called to a report of a suicidal man.
"Deputies were advised that the individual was armed with a loaded shotgun, a prior to entering the residence, were aware that that the individual had already fired one ruond from the shot gun while a family member was nearby," said the report by the Waukesha Co. District Attorney.
The deputies were also aware that there was one family member in the same room with the man.
"Based upon this information, deputies concluded that it was necessary to enter the residence immediately to prevent potential harm to the family member who was in the room with the suspect," the report continued.
They found that Deputy Doud entered the room and saw the suspect pointing his shot gun at the family member, an adult male.
Because of the circumstances, the investigation concluded that Deputy Doud was warranted in his actions of shooting the suspect.