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West Bend man fatally shot by deputy right after Kewaskum residence invasion

A West Bend man, 30, fatally shot adhering to a fatal house invasion incident in Kewaskum Wednesday, Feb. 3, “died as the result of the law enforcement round” that struck him, officers explained in an update Tuesday.

He was recognized by officials with the Wisconsin Division of Justice as Nicholas Pingel. An autopsy confirmed that Pingel died as the end result of the regulation enforcement round.

Law enforcement responds to Town of Kewaskum incident

Law enforcement officials were called to Forest Perspective Street in the Town of Kewaskum Feb. 3 following a 911 phone simply call from a resident reporting an personal who forced his way into the home demanding the keys to a car, DOJ officials explained.

At the scene, the initially arriving deputies encountered an armed gentleman on Forest Look at Highway.  

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Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Goodman and Pingel exchanged gunfire and Pingel was struck.

Legislation enforcement responds to City of Kewaskum incident

A perimeter was founded and a drone positioned a topic matching Pingel’s description a shorter length north of the deputy’s initial experience. Officers approached and situated Pingel lifeless from an obvious gunshot wound. A firearm was also situated around him.

Deputy Goodman has been placed on administrative leave as a standard protocol pending the final result of the independent investigation. He is a 9-yr veteran of Washington County regulation enforcement.

Law enforcement responds to City of Kewaskum incident

Pingel’s demise is below investigation by the DOJ. The Washington County Sheriff’s Workplace continues the investigation into the other deaths linked with this occasion.