Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

DA waiting for reports on shooting

by Rob Ireland

July 11, 2013

ELKHORN — Before he can determine whether four deputies were justified in their use of deadly force, Walworth County District Attorney Daniel Necci is waiting for more information about the officer-involved shooting that took place in the town of Sugar Creek last month.

On June 13, four Walworth County Sheriff deputies shot and killed Jeremiah B. Krubert, 39, Elkhorn.

After the incident, the four deputies involved in it were placed on administrative leave, which is a standard procedure after any officer-involved shooting.

Last week, Sheriff David Graves said the four deputies were still on administrative leave, but he said he couldn’t comment further on the shooting.

The state Department of Justice Criminal Investigation Division was assigned to investigate the incident. Necci said he has received some of the investigative material, but he is still waiting for some reports.

He also said after he receives the remainder of the information, he may request additional documents, which may take more time.

What happened?

According to the sheriff’s office press release, deputies responded to N7248 Highway O in the Town of La Grange for a report of a home invasion in progress. Deputies encountered Krubert, who had broken into the home, which is owned by Michael J. Boyd, 54, and his girlfriend, Kathleen M. Krubert, 58, Jeremiah’s mother.

Jeremiah Krubert allegedly beat Boyd with a metal pipe, which caused severe injury to Boyd’s skull and face.

Jeremiah Krubert attempted to leave the scene in Boyd’s truck, but when a deputy found him, Krubert exited the vehicle and confronted the deputy with an “edged weapon.”

The deputy fired at Jeremiah Krubert several times, but Krubert somehow managed to steal the deputy’s squad car and proceeded south on Highway O toward Millard, according to the press release.

A pursuit ensued, but Krubert crashed the squad car at the intersection of Millard Road and Pierce Road in the Town of Sugar Creek.

Jeremiah Krubert then got out of the squad with the vehicle’s shotgun and was shot by three deputies when he refused commands to drop the weapon, the press release said.

Boyd was taken to Lakeland Medical Center, but due to severe skull and facial injuries, had to be taken to another medical facility in Milwaukee.