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DA: No charges against Wisconsin officers in fatal shooting

No officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of a man outside a bar near Sparta in western Wisconsin last month, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger said the officers’ actions were lawful and reasonable.
Authorities were called Nov. 5 to the Cotter Pin in Leon. A woman called 911 from the bar, saying her husband had choked her at their home and had put a loaded gun to his head.

Michael Nguyen was found outside the bar and ignored commands to drop his gun, according to the investigation. Nguyen smashed a bar window and fired a round. An officer shot Nguyen as the suspect came out from behind a State Patrol squad car.

Croninger said Nguyen’s actions “left law enforcement officers with no other choice than to use deadly force against him.

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