Update on SBPD Accidental Shooting

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has updated information related to an accidental shooting involving two law enforcement officers Monday morning. According to the news release posted on the department’s facebook page, officers were sent to a west side home after a domestic disturbance shortly after 6AM to answer a call about a knife-wielding man threatening a family member. After getting 26-year old Brian Crook to give up the knife, the city man became uncooperative and officers were forced to take him down. As they were in the process of arresting him, the tactical rifle carried by city police officer Kyle Engebose discharged into the floor. Engebose was in the room, but not involved in the arrest. Bullet fragments struck Door County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Mike Reeths in the upper rear thigh area. Deputy Reeths was taken to Door County Medical Center, treated and released. The Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the discharge of the firearm. Brian Crook was jailed and faces charges of threatening a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon.

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