VIDEO REPORT: Man Jailed for Shooting Theft Suspect

By: Sally Mamdooh Email
By: Sally Mamdooh Email

Jacob Davenport is behind bars after firing four rounds at a man suspected of trying to break into his Van.

The incident happened around five Friday morning outside davenport's home in the 1900 block of Shore Drive, in the Town of Beloit. According to police, Davenport fired at the suspect as he was trying to flee into his gateway car.

Davenport was arrested and charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety.

“Anytime that deadly force is used and there is absence of a threat or a perceived threat that's criminal activity,”said Town of Beloit Chief of Police, Steven Kopp.

Kopp says the suspect did not attack Davenport and was trying to flee once he saw him. He says even though the Castle Law in Wisconsin allows for the use of deadly force in threating situations, it doesn't apply to this one.

“It still requires that element of a threat to a person's safety and that was absent in this case,”said Kopp.

Police say the best way to handle a situation like this is by turning to them.

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