- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) - The sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an intruder at his home last May won’t face any charges, the Portage County’s district attorney said.

District Attorney Louis Molepske said he determined Detective Tony Gischia acted in self-defense when he shot 30-year-old Charles Jameson at Gischia’s Plover home about 1 a.m. May 17. Gischia was off duty when he returned home with his fiancee and encountered a man in black clothing walking from a bedroom to another room, according to the DA.

Jameson was the former boyfriend of Gischia’s fiancee and had previously been ordered by the court not to have contact with her, according to Molepske’s report.

Jameson attacked Gischia with a frying pan, striking him in the head, the report said. Gischia told Jameson he was a sheriff’s deputy and had a weapon, but he continued with his attack. Gischia then shot Jameson twice, killing him.

Jameson’s death was tragic, and it will haunt the families of everyone involved, Molepske said. But he reiterated that Gischia’s actions “did not constitute any criminal wrongdoing.”

The decision confirmed what sheriff’s officials assumed all along - that Gischia was acting in self-defense, Portage County Sheriff John Charewicz told Stevens Point Journal Media (http://spjour.nl/1xKEnGn ). Gischia returned to duty about a month after the shooting.


Information from: Stevens Point Journal Media, http://www.stevenspointjournal.com



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