Lyons man shot after threatening Walworth County sheriff's deputies
LYONS TOWNSHIP A 22-year-old town of Lyons man was shot by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy this morning after threatening suicide and then threatening deputies with a knife this morning, according to a story by Fox 6 News. The man later died at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn.
The story identified the victim as John Brown.
Deputies were called to a home in Lyons just after midnight Saturday after a caller indicated her adult son was threatening suicide. When deputies approached the man, he threatened them and refused to put down the knife. A deputy fired his service weapon and struck Brown, according to the story.
The deputy has been placed on administrative duties pending the results of this investigation.
The sheriff’s office requested the assistance of The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate the incident.