Deputy shoots, kills suspect inside Elkhorn hospital
ELKHORN - Authorities said Tuesday that a Walworth County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed an inmate in custody at a medical center in Walworth County.
Alfredo Villarreal, 18, was shot and killed inside the Aurora Medical Center at about 6:45 p.m. Monday night.
"It did happen in an in-patient setting," explained Adam Beeson of Aurora Health Care to TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson.
"It was not in our emergency department...our caregivers were not close to the incident, nor were other patients."
According to the sheriff's department, Villareal was undergoing tests in the hospital for a personal medical issue.
While there, he went after the deputy to try and escape. He allegedly punched and kicked the deputy multiple times in the face.
The deputy attempted to use a stun gun, but it did not stop Villareal. He then tried to break a window in his room with a chair, then went after the deputy with the chair.
The deputy shot the inmate, and Villareal died at the scene.
The incident happened right across the street from the Walworth County Sheriff's Department.