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Man Shot By Waukesha County Deputy Charged With Misdemeanors

Delafield man shot near his mother's feet and was pointing a gun at his father when a Waukesha County deputy shot him, according to a criminal complaint.

A 31-year-old Delafield man who was shot by a Waukesha County deputy has been charged with two misdemeanors following the Jan. 8 incident.

Justin G. Ebbe was charged Thursday with endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

According to the complaint:

Ebbe’s mother contacted 911 to report Ebbe was suicidal and armed with a shotgun at their home in Delafield. His father was in the room trying to prevent the suicide, but the woman reported Ebbe already shot one round.

When Deputy Mike Doud entered the home, he saw Ebbe pointing the shotgun at his father. Ebbe was ordered to drop the gun, and when he didn’t, Doud shot three times. Ebbe was hit twice.

Ebbe’s parents told investigators Ebbe returned home at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 8 with alcoholic beverages. His mother took away the booze because she said he is an alcoholic.

Ebbe then got a shotgun – the parents didn’t know how he got the gun – and walked upstairs. The mother followed and tried to take the gun away from him. During the struggle, Ebbe fired the gun near her feet, she told police.

Ebbe’s mother told police she felt a burning on her skin but she was not sure if it was from the round or if it was from the recently fired shotgun touching her skin.

Authorities located a receipt for $120 in alcoholic beverages and recovered the shotgun and shell casing from the round.

Doud has returned to work following an investigation into Ebbe’s shooting. The shooting was ruled justifiable, according to Waukesha Patch’s media partners at WISN Channel 12.

Realist February 08, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Well done Mr. Doud. Quick action saved multiple lives.
michelle February 08, 2013 at 05:50 AM
Yes you got that right Realist!
gg February 08, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I hope the young man gets help. He needs to be ordered to attend AA meetings.

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