SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Monroe County District Attorney has announced that no charges will be filed against a sheriff’s deputy after a fatal officer-involved shooting.
Deputy Jesse Murphy, of the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, has been cleared of any wrong doing in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Skyler Burnette.
The shooting happened January 7 in Sparta. According to investigators, deputies responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at a home on the 1000 block of Saint Anne Street. When they got there, they say Burnette was threatening a woman with a knife. Deputy Murphy shot Burnette and Burnette died at the scene.
Thursday, Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croinger said in a press release the actions were “lawful and reasonable acts of defense of others.”