TWO RIVERS — A Two Rivers
police officer was justified in using deadly force when he
fatally shot a man during a traffic stop, according to
Nash Fiske, 31, was a
passenger in a vehicle when he was killed on Nov. 4, 2019.
Investigators say when
Officer Dakota Gamez approached the vehicle, he smelled
marijuana, prompting him to call for backup. When another
officer arrived on scene, the driver of the vehicle
complied by stepping out of the vehicle to be searched.
When the passenger door
opened for Fiske to step out, Gamez told investigators he
saw Fiske reach near his outer left leg for a black
handgun, according to the investigative report.
Gamez said he feared for
his safety and the safety of the other officer when Fiske
put his hand on the gun so he drew his duty pistol and
The firearm was recovered
and during a search of the vehicle, agents recovered a
Ruger 9 mm handgun in the center console and ammunition in
the trunk along with a large quantity of marijuana, WLUK-TV
According to the medical
examiner's report, Fiske had significant levels of
methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system.
The Manitowoc County
District Attorney says no criminal charges will be filed