DOJ identifies officer involved in Beaver Dam fatal shooting
The officer involved in a shooting in Beaver Dam earlier this month has been identified, according to a release.
Joseph Nicholas, a nine-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, shot and killed 53-year-old James A. Quealy, of Beaver Dam, Aug. 5, officials said.
Nicholas has not been involved in a previous officer-involved shooting, officials said.
Officers responded to a call of a suicidal man with a weapon on the city’s north side. The man told police he wished for a “suicide by cop,” officials said.
About two hours into the incident, Quealy fired his weapon at a deputy, who returned fire, killing the man.
The Department of Criminal Investigation is still investigating the incident.