- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Wausau police officer who fatally shot a suspect in a domestic disturbance in April.

Marathon County District Attorney Kenneth Heimerman said Monday that Officer James Martin used justifiable force when he shot 42-year-old Oswald Mattner.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance and were trying to arrest Mattner when he grabbed a knife on the night of April 30. Martin shot Mattner five times.

Heimerman says Mattner had spoken in the past of committing “suicide by cop.” Wausau Daily Herald Media (https://wdhne.ws/29VQef1 ) reports on the day of the shooting, Mattner sent 114 text messages to family members and friends, some of them threatening other people.

Martin became a police officer in January 2015 after working as a Wausau community service officer.

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Information from: Wausau Daily Herald Media, https://www.wausaudailyherald.com


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