UPDATE: Monroe Co. deputy cleared of wrong-doing in Sparta officer-involved shooting

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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.”

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