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Police: Officer cleared in fatal shooting

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By Shereen Siewert

The Wood County District Attorney will not file charges against a deputy who shot and killed a Marshfield man during a struggle in June, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Logan Johnsrud, was shot June 11 during a struggle with two Wood County Sheriff’s deputies. Officials on Monday released body and dash cam footage related to the incident, which happened June 11 at a home on Hwy. 185 in Arpin.

Police were called to the home to evaluate Johnsrud for a possible emergency detention based on alleged suicidal statements he made to a reporting witness.

When two deputies arrived on scene, they attempted to connect Johnsrud, who was outside the home, with a mental health screener who was on the phone. But Johnsrud became uncooperative, ran inside and locked the door, according to investigative reports.

One deputy forced the door open and discovered Johnsrud and another person engaged in a struggle. Johnsrud armed himself with a knife and charged at the officers while the other person inside the home tried to stop him. Johnsrud was fatally shot by Deputy Nathan Dean, a six-year veteran of the department. The other person inside the home was shot in the finger and Deputy Cory Leigh was shot in the arm during the incident, but both have since recovered.

Johnsrud was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several DCI agents responded to the scene and spearheaded the investigation.

 

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