DA won't request inquest in fatal shooting of Elkhorn man
An inquest will not be ordered for four Walworth County sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old Elkhorn man two months ago, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.
The release included a seven-page letter from Walworth County District Attorney Dan Necci, who stated the deputies--Todd Neumann, Jejffrey Shaw, Wayne Blanchard and Garth Frami--acted in defense of themselves and others in shooting Jeremiah Krubert.
In the early morning hours of June 13, Krubert, broke into his mother's home at N7248 County Highway 0 in Elkhorn and attacked her boyfriend, Michael Boyd, with a metal pipe, according to the sheriff's report.
Krubert's mother, Kathleen Krubert, fled the home and called 911. In her attempt to espcape in her pickup, she hit a light pole on the property and abandoned the truck, fleeing to a neighbor's house.
Neumann responded to the scene and was in the process of releasing a rifle in the squad when he spotted Krubert, who was attempting to flee in his mother's truck. The deputy exited his squad car and tried to stop Krubert, who charged him with a large blade knife, according to the report. Krubert managed to escape in the squad car.
Shaw and Blanchard and Frami were heading for the Elkhorn home, when they saw the squad car driven by Krubert head past, and gave pursuit.
Krubert ended up crashing the vehicle into a farm field near Millard and Pierce roads. He got out and approached the deputies with a raised rifle.
Deputies called to Krubert to drop the gun, but he continued to move toward them. The report noted deputies saw Krubert readying to fire, and they shot him.