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DA: Oshkosh police officer justified in shooting man

Isaiah Tucker (Photo courtesy Winnebago Co. Sheriff's Office)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- An Oshkosh police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man in July, officials say.

Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett says officer Aaron Achterberg was justified in shooting Isaiah Tucker under the self-defense statute.

A news conference on the investigation was held Thursday afternoon (CAUTION: Some elements of the video may be disturbing to some viewers):


Police say Tucker drove a car at an officer as they were responding to a report of a burglary at the home of the mother of one of Tucker's children on July 31.

Officers shot at the car, but Tucker got away, police have said.

The vehicle was found a few blocks away, and Tucker was found hiding in a shed, according to the police department. Officers tried to save his life, police say, but Tucker later died at the hospital.

Achterberg and the other responding officer, Kyle Roberts, remain on administrative leave and it is unclear when they'll return to duty.

During the news conference, the district attorney's office said toxicology reports found various drugs in Tucker's system.


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