Deputy involved shooting victim had criminal past

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ELKHORN (WITI) -- 39-year-old Jeremiah Krubert, the Elkhorn man shot and killed by deputies during the early morning of Thursday, June 13th, has court records dating back to 2003.

Krubert is accused of confronting a sheriff's deputy with an edged weapon after officers were called to his home. A deputy on scene shot at Krubert, however investigators are looking into a possible jam in the deputy's gun when responding.

Authorities say Krubert then stole a squad car prompting a police chase that ended in a crash. Krubert then took the squad shotgun, refusing to comply with officers' requests, before law enforcement fatally shot him.

Before the shooting, officers say Krubert beat his mother's boyfriend in the head with an object.

Krubert was charged with misdemeanor battery in 2004 after attacking a stranger and his son. Investigators say he hit the man in the head during that incident as well.

Krubert was also charged in 2004 with lewd and lascivious behavior after prosecutors say he was participating in a ritual of sorts, raising his arms to the sky then kneeling down and kissing the sidewalk, all while naked and uttering obscenities.

State investigators are handling the case. All the deputies involved have been placed on desk duty during the investigation.