By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Police Department released the names of the officers and the suspect in Monday’s disturbance Wednesday afternoon. According to the release from the Sturgeon Bay Police, Officer Kyle C. Engebose and Door County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Reeths responded to the call Monday morning and found 26-year-old Brian C. Crook wielding a knife and threatening his father. It was during the ensuing struggle with Crook that Engebose’s tactical rifle fired unintentionally, lodging bullet fragments into Reeths’ leg.
Reeths has been released from the hospital while Crook has been charged with Threat to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer, and Disorderly Conduct Use of Dangerous Weapon. The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the discharge of the fire arm.