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UPDATE: DA clears officer in deadly Green Bay shooting

UPDATED Thursday, January 9, 2014 --- 10:11 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay police officer, involved in his second deadly shooting, has been cleared by the Brown County district attorney.

Authorities say Officer Clint Beguhn fired ten rounds and killed 63-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel last month in the underground parking garage of an apartment where the man's estranged wife lived.

WLUK-TV reports Beguhn and another officer were called to the apartment and found VandenHeuvel in the garage with a gun. Beguhn told investigators he fired when VandenHeuvel reached for his gun.

Beguhn was also cleared in a deadly shooting outside the Packer Stadium Lounge in 2011. The officer can now return to street duty.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, January 8, 2014 --- 6:34 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay's police chief says an officer acted appropriately when he fatally shot a man suspected of stalking his estranged wife last month.

Police Chief Tom Molitor on Wednesday called the shooting "a tragic event," but said the officer's actions were justified.

Sixty-three-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel died Dec. 16 after being struck by seven police bullets inside the garage of his wife's apartment building.

Molitor says officers had responded to a 5:30 a.m. call from VandenHeuvel's wife saying the man was in the building.

When officers demanded that VandenHeuvel show his hands, he reached for a handgun in his waistband. Officer Clint Beguhn fired 10 shots at him. The other officer did not fire.

Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/JHZfrH) reports police say VandenHeuvel did not fire, but later determined his gun was loaded.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 5:53 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay police say an officer has shot and killed an armed man at an apartment complex.

Authorities say the man's estranged wife called police to her apartment building on the city's west side Monday morning because her husband had showed up and has a restraining order against him.

WLUK-TV reports police were told the man sometimes carries a pistol. Police identify him as 63-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel.

Two officers responded and found VandenHeuvel inside the building with a handgun. One officer fired and struck VandenHeuvel, who was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police wouldn't say if VandenHeuvel fired any shots or pointed his gun at the officers.

The officer who fired the shots has been with the department for 4 1/2 years. He is on standard administrative leave.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 9:41 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Green Bay say an officer has shot and killed an armed man at an apartment complex.

Authorities say the man's estranged wife called police to her apartment building on the city's west side Monday morning because her husband had showed up and has a restraining order against him.

WLUK-TV reports police were told the man sometimes carries a pistol.

Two officers responded and found the 63-year-old man inside the building with a handgun. One officer fired and struck the man, who was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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