Names Released in Sturgeon Bay Police Rifle Discharge

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released the name of the man arrested in the domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Door County deputy being hit by shrapnel from a rifle accidentally fired by a Sturgeon Bay police officer during a Dec. 18 domestic dispute call in Sturgeon Bay. The officers had responded to a call that Brian C. Crook, 26, Sturgeon Bay, was threatening his father with a knife. During the arrest, the tactical rifle carried by Sturgeon Bay police officer Kyle Engebose, who was in the same room but not in the act of arresting Crook, discharged into the floor. The shrapnel struck Door County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Reeths in the upper rear left thigh. Reeths was taken to Door County Medical Center, where he was treated and released later the same day. Crook has been charged with threat to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct use of dangerous weapon. The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the discharge of the firearm.

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