Police: Man killed in officer-involved shooting after allegedly stealing squad car
Police were responding to report of a home invasion
ELKHORN, Wis. — An Elkhorn man was killed after officers responded to a report of a home invasion and the suspect led officers on a pursuit, according to a release.
Police responded to a report of a home invasion at 2:45 a.m. at N7248 County Highway O in the town of La Grange, according to the release.
Officials say deputies encountered Jeremiah B. Krubert, 39, of Elkhorn as they entered a home owned by Michael J. Boyd, 54, and his girlfriend, Kathleen M. Krubert, 58, who is Jeremiah Krubert’s mother.
Jeremiah Krubert is alleged to have beaten Boyd with some type of metal object consistent with a pipe, according to the release. Boyd received extensive damage to his skull and face.
Responding officers found Krubert trying to leave the driveway in a truck belonging to Boyd when Krubert allegedly exited the vehicle and confronted the officer with an edged weapon, according to the release.
Officials say Krubert stole the officer’s squad car and proceeded south on Highway O towards Millard Road.
A short pursuit was initiated, and Krubert crashed the squad car at the intersection of Millard and Pierce roads in the town of Sugar Creek, according to the release.
Krubert is alleged to have exited the squad car with a squad shotgun, walked toward officers and refused commands to drop the weapon, according to the release.
Officials say three officers discharged their firearms, and Krubert fell to the ground. Krubert was pronounced dead at the scene.
Boyd was transported to Lakeland Medical Center but, due to the extent of his injuries, was transferred to a facility in the Milwaukee area, according to the release.
The four deputies involved have been placed on administrative duties, and the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.