Police officer cleared in shooting man holding knife to wife

 

July 1, 2015

MILWAUKEE A prosecutor says a Milwaukee police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man holding a knife to the neck of his estranged wife in March.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1FQ8bA4 ) reports Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm made his determination after reviewing a case report by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. The report was given to Chisholm on April 24 and was released publicly Tuesday.

Police say officer Joshua Dummann shot Tyrone Lawrence in the head on March 6. According to the state report, Dummann had responded to a report of a "man with a knife threatening his wife," and he and another officer found Lawrence holding a knife to his wife's neck.

Dummann told state investigators that Lawrence was ordered to drop the knife multiple times before he was shot.

 


Associated Press