Prosecutor: Wisconsin officers justified in deadly shooting

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say two Wisconsin officers were justified when they shot and killed a man who got in a gunfight with police that left a city firefighter dead in the crossfire.

Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis said Thursday that Officer Paul Christensen and Sgt. Christopher Biese won’t face criminal charges.

Christensen and Biese exchanged shots with 47-year-old Ruben Houston on May 15 outside of Appleton’s downtown transit center. Christensen was wounded, along with a bystander. Both have been released from the hospital.

Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard was shot and died of his injuries at a hospital.

Houston had just arrived at the transit center on a bus. The Post-Crescent reports the district attorney said before the shooting take place, Houston was treated with Narcan, a drug used to revive people suffering from a drug overdose.


Information from: Post-Crescent Media,

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