Douglas County DA says two Superior police officers justified in shooting suspectWestern Wisconsin News
-- The district attorney in Superior said two police officers were justified in killing a car-jacking suspect almost three months ago.
SUPERIOR - The district attorney in Superior said two police officers were justified in killing a car-jacking suspect almost three months ago.
Douglas County DA Dan Blank said Superior Police sergeant William Lear and patrolman Todd Carlson acted reasonably, and in self-defense.
They were called to a Walgreen’s drug store on February 17th to check out a report of an armed car-jacking. But officials said the suspect, 34-year-old Luke Anderson of Duluth, couldn’t start the car he was trying to steal. So he took off in his own vehicle, and he abandoned it a short time later while being pursued by the officers. Investigators said Anderson pointed a gun at Lear and Carlson, and they fired multiple shots in response. Anderson then placed his gun under his own chin. Officers came closer and the suspect again aimed the weapon at them – and that’s when the fatal shots were fired.