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Walworth Co. Sheriff: One dead, two in custody after officer-involved shooting

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WALWORTH COUNTY -- A 21-year-old Milwaukee man died at the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in East Troy on Wednesday evening, February 24th, which preceded a pursuit that ended in a crash and a search for suspects in Muskego.

Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis

The victim has been identified as Christopher Davis. Family members describe Davis as a good person, and they're now mourning his loss.

The officer-involved shooting took place in the parking lot of the Roma's Restaurant on County Road ES in the Town of East Troy around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Walworth County Sheriff's deputy involved was assisting the Village of East Troy Police Department with a drug investigation at the time.

Roma's Restaurant East Troy

Roma's Restaurant East Troy

During that investigation, the deputy discharged his firearm.

Davis, who was in a vehicle, was struck by the gunfire.

Walworth County Sheriff's officials said all of this happened when the driver of the vehicle refused to follow commands from officials.

Roma's Restaurant East Troy

Roma's Restaurant East Troy

The suspect vehicle then fled the scene -- heading northbound on I-43 towards Milwaukee.

"It was insane," Jennifer Langbauer said.

Langbauer was driving on I-43 northbound Wednesday evening around 5:30 p.m.

"It was the one car, so the green car, and then behind that all of these squad cars. So you would just pull off the road and then you would, they would pass by. You would get going again and then there would be more and more," Langbauer said.

Jennifer Langbauer

Jennifer Langbauer

The pursuit reached speeds of more than 100 miles-per-hour, according to Muskego police.

"It was one of those where you just wanted to be off the freeway. No matter what," Langbauer said.

The pursuit ended in a crash in Muskego, after a PIT maneuver was performed, Muskego police said -- near Durham Place and Hidden Creek Court.

Pursuit after officer-involved shooting in East Troy ends in crash in Muskego

Pursuit after officer-involved shooting in East Troy ends in crash in Muskego

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Davis was taken from the vehicle -- and pronounced dead at a hospital at 8:16 p.m.

"I live all the way down on the other end of the court from where the crime scene is. There's a car in the neighbors' front lawn and a squad car," Mike Piering said after the pursuit came to an end.

There was a heavy police presence in Muskego as authorities searched for the remaining suspects.

Suspect vehicle in officer-involved shooting in East Troy, pursuit that ended in Muskego

Suspect vehicle in officer-involved shooting in East Troy, pursuit that ended in Muskego

Two other suspects were located after fleeing the vehicle in Muskego. They were both placed under arrest and were being held at the Waukesha County Jail. Their names are not being released at this time.

"They are under arrest and are being held in the Waukesha County Jail.  Their names are not being released at this time as the Department of Justice investigation continues," Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell said.

The Department of Justice is investigating this incident.

The deputy who fired his service weapon is 30 years old, has seven years of police experience and has been with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office since May 2012. He is on administrative duty according to policy.

Davis' family has planned a vigil in his honor. It is set for 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton High School in Milwaukee.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

52 comments

  • Fred

    @CE – How do you know the cops just started shooting without cause??? Were you there?
    Quit acting like ‘The Man’ is always trying to keep you down. As for your statement ‘If we started shooting cops’, well, try that and see what happens……….

  • kjf2891

    And who is to say that the deputy was white, black, or purple themselves.

    Don’t break the law and you won’t have to face the police.

  • buzz

    didnt a cop in milwaukee get fired?how do you know he just started shooting,were you there? when you are breaking the law you have no rights!!!@!@

  • Lovepolice

    This is sad for all involved. Family of deceased as well. Although I support police action they as well have family and loved ones at home and if their lives are in danger they need to protect themselves and other officers. If you follow police commands when you did something wrong it won’t end like this

  • AL

    If the driver would have went that fast to the hospital, their friend may still be alive today or not go on the high speed chase in the first place and let their friend get medical attention

  • Lisa

    That’s a very heartless thing to say. He was a passenger and had no control over when the driver would stop the car. Also he’s no longer here but has a host of family and friends that can/may read this site please show some respect!

  • Fred

    How many times do you have to reinforce the fact that you should just follow the officers’ commands and things will be worked out without violence. If these people are too damn stupid to remember that when it’s plastered in the news over and over, they need to be removed from the food chain. Usually honest people have no problem doing what a cop tells you to do – even if it’s an inconvenience. A crook will simply continue to disobey the law…….easy situation to read.

    • Time to change!

      I agree with your statement but in “HOOD” terms it’s “PO-PO” just so their “PEEPS” know!!!!

  • R

    That’s not him.. On the court records it says race is Caucasian and DOB in July ’95 therefore he would only be 20 years old

  • A yooper

    A virgil at Hamilton High School? Can we just use schools for this kind of thing? Due to the likely crowd, who foots the bill for security? Certainly will be needed as a defenseless fellow was gunned down.

  • NO THANKS

    Lets see… 3 men in a car at night, police orders not followed….. Cop with gun and bangers some place they are not supposed to be not listening to the Police…. Justified Shooting….

    PEOPLE…. IT DOSNT MATTER YOUR COLOR OR AGE, IF THE POLICE TELL YOU TO DO SOMETHING YOU DO IT. IF YOU ARE THAT STUPID AND DO NOT LISTEN NO ONE SHOULD FEEL BAD FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY. DO AS YOUR TOLD, SOME OF US WERE RAISED TO RESPECT THE LAW NOT CHEAT IT….

    KEEP YOUR BS IN THE CITY, WE DO NOT WANT IT. TAKE NOTE, THE PEOPLE OF WALWORTH COUNTY WILL NOT TAKE YOUR S**T. WE BE PACKEN TOO…..

  • Fred

    How do you know the Cop didn’t need to do what he did? If you weren’t there then you don’t know. I wasn’t there and I don’t know any details of this situation except for the one fact that can not be disputed……. A guy drove away from the Cops and engaged in a high speed chase. Whatever the situation may have been the driver took it to a whiole new level. My opinion: I doubt the Cop just walked up on the car and started shooting. With all the publicity nation wide on Cops, racism and BLM, all Cops are walking on eggshells to try and please most of the people most of the time. I don’t doubt the Cops are cutting certain groups of people some slack these days just so the PD isn’t held over the fire for every action they take.

  • dighard

    Are these articles written by high school students.
    Weres all the info????
    Why was this good boy shot. Y did his buddys run.
    Y are they in jail???
    Come on fox 6 hire some reporters who report all the facts.
    If this BUFFOON was white you would of been all over it.
    Kinda like you will do to
    the poor cop who shot this clown.

  • Obama Bin Laden

    How is it racist and stereotypical? Its the same suspects day in and day out. Its only a big deal to the #BLM movement if its the police or a white person that guns these thugs down. Its business as normal if its done in the hood. If inner city blacks would stop living up to all the racial stereotypes the comments will stop. Until then..Another dead thug bites the dust and Wisconsin is a better place because of it.

  • Kayla

    Reading is fundamental. The person shot was a passenger. Not the driver. The two perps were arrested. This Davis person was obviously in the back of the car when his BUDDIES decided NOT to follow instructions. But did his life have to be taken??? No.. Police could have tried shooting tires out or send a warning shot. Not shot a passenger who probably was a good person. I think somethings are being left out. Fox 6 needs to release more details so people in general can have better understanding and not judge or ridicule people they don’t know. Yes, good job Blue for the apprehension of the suspects but not a good call on killing a person who was possibly innocent.

    • Hmmmmm

      OFFICERS GO FOR A KILL SHOT RATHER THAN A WARNING SHOT FOR THE REASON THAT THEY WANT TO GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES, AND I AGREE WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS DECISION. IT IS HARD TO TELL IF SOME ONE IS A “GOOD PERSON” WHEN THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO COMMANDS AND GET OUT OF THE CAR.

      #LISTEN

      • dr bob

        He was hanging out with the wrong crowd, the crowd that doesn’t follow the basic fundamentals of behaving in public to bring positive energy to society. If he had been with friends who care about him and who care about doing the “right thing” this wouldn’t happen. he didn’t want to be an outkast so he HAD to hang with these dudes or face the consequences.

  • Terrence Rahming

    EVERY ONE of these idiot comments are coming from WHITE males who have NO frickin’ idea of what they are talking about. There has been NO reason given yet WHY this “officer” discharged his firearm into a car of people. There has been NO reason given yet WHY this car was stopped by police in the first place, or WHAT the conversation or confrontation(if there even was one) was that started this MURDER!!! There is STILL a lot to learn, but two things I, as a proud, law abiding, tax paying BLACK MAN will leave you bigots with; 1) this only PROVES that this country, America is, in NO WAY, a great nation, from the comments of all these prejudiced, “white privileged” goofballs, and 2) if something like this EVER happens to one of YOUR demented, retarded children, I guarantee you ALL will have a DIFFERENT opinion of policing here and across this BIASED nation….Trust me on that!!!

    • Make the city great again

      Hey Terrance, your the biased one because your black too. Your the uninformed idiot because actually there are more unarmed white people who are shot by police and more black on white gun violence in USA. Actually 90% of blacks are killed by other blacks. You can do the research yourself, “fbi statistics” Stop defending the stupidity and criminal behavior of black people and try to educate them on how to live an honest living and stay out of trouble. Dillusional people like you are the reason the black problem in Amwrica hasn’t been acknowledged and solved. Hillary wants you to be sucking at life and dependant on government wellfare fool.

    • Young Thug

      Hey Terrance the only “demented” and “retarded” white children I know are the prideless wiggers who only have black role models. The smart ones arn’t brainwashed by rap and anti white propaganda.

  • CopLivesMatter

    Keep it up officers, you have the right to protect yourself and the officers around you against the scum of society. Never let the “black lies matter” agenda scare you into not taking that shot, because if you hesitate for a second it can cost you your life. Let the snakes and idiots call you “racist”, at least your still alive…The cop in Milwaukee was lucky he lived after taking a shot to the chest first. I wonder if he hesitated. The liberal propaganda will get you cops killed if you fall for it.

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