FRIDAY 1/10/20 3:00 p.m.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) — The Two Rivers police officer involved in November’s officer-involved shooting will not be charged, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Officer Dakota Gamez reportedly shot and killed 30-year-old Nash Fiske of Green Bay during a traffic stop in Two Rivers on November 4.
According to documents released by the DOJ, Gamez had pulled over the vehicle “after a query upon the license plate number affixed to the automobile.”
Gamez reportedly “smelled an odor of raw marijuana and observed piles of cash inside the automobile.” He then requested back-up.
When the second officer arrived, the driver, 31-year-old William Tyler Langrick of Menasha, was removed and at the back of the vehicle, according to officials. Gamez then went to take Fiske out of the vehicle.
According to a DOJ document, Gamez “observed Fiske ‘manipulate’ a handgun.” Gamez then reportedly “discharged his duty pistol at Fiske because he reported to be afraid for his life and that of” the second officer.
Fiske then reportedly died at an area hospital as a result of gunshot wounds.
Langrick is currently facing charges of Possessing a Firearm – Convicted of a Felony, Possession of THC (2nd+ Offense), Possession with Intent – THC, and Possessing Drug Paraphernalia. He is scheduled to make an appearance in court on February 12.
For more on this incident from the DOJ, visit their website.
Driver of car in Two Rivers police shooting faces charges
FRIDAY 11/8/19 5:30 p.m.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — Gun and drug charges have been filed against a man prosecutors say was driving a car involved in a fatal police shooting in Two Rivers.
Thirty-one-year-old William Langrick of Menasha faces multiple counts, the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter reported. He was arrested Monday after a traffic stop in which an officer fatally shot 30-year-old Nash Fiske of Green Bay, a passenger in the car.
Prosecutors say there were two handguns in the car, and Fiske gave one to Langrick during the stop. The complaint says police found 558 grams of marijuana in glass jars in the car, and more marijuana in the glove compartment.
The officer who shot Fiske is Two Rivers Officer Dakota Gamez. Gamez has been with the department for nearly three years. He’s on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
DOJ identifies victim, officer in Two Rivers officer-involved shooting
FRIDAY 11/8/19 4:00 p.m.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has have identified the officer and victim involved in a shooting incident in Two Rivers earlier this week.
According to the DOJ, the victim is Nash W. Fiske. Fiske was an occupant within the vehicle during the traffic stop.
The involved officer has been identified as Police Officer Dakota Gamez. He has been put on paid administrative duty. The DOJ says Gamez has been with the department for nearly three years.
DCI continues to lead the investigation regarding this incident with the assistance of Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department, Manitowoc Police Department, and Two Rivers Police Department.
The investigation remains ongoing. DCI will turn over investigative reports to the Manitowoc County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
No additional information is available at this time.
Two Rivers Police Chief releases statement regarding officer-involved shooting
FRIDAY 11/8/19 12:19 p.m.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) — Two Rivers Police Chief Joseph Collins has released a statement regarding Monday night’s officer-involved shooting.
In a Friday afternoon Facebook post, Chief Collins says, “The purpose of this post is not to provide further information about the incident. This investigation has been turned over to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (WIDOJ). Further information will be released by WIDOJ at the appropriate time.”
Chief Collins adds that “We CANNOT release information about the investigation for a multitude of reasons (i.e. this is not our investigation, the investigation is still ongoing, and the investigative authority for the incident lies with WIDOJ.) This has been communicated to our media partners. Most of our media partners have been very respectful and understanding of the reason we cannot release more information.”
Turning the investigation over to the Wisconsin DOJ, according to Chief Collins, allows officials to assure “an in-depth, impartial, and objective investigation.”
“Running parallel to the shooting investigation by WIDOJ is an administrative review of the incident to determine compliance with Two Rivers Police Department policies. Again, this decision was made in the interest of transparency and trust within our community. This is keeping with our mission.”
Chief Collins ends his statement by saying,
“In the forefront of our minds today is the care and support for our community and the officers involved in this incident. This incident impacts more than just the officers at the scene. It impacts the officer’s family and friends as well as our entire community. We are a family and all members of our family have been impacted by this incident. It is imperative and our duty to support all of our officers and make sure they have the resources necessary to cope with this incident and be prepared for the future. I am thankful our officers were not injured during this incident, and we are very grateful that so many within our community and beyond have reached out to us to show an outpouring of support and compassion for our agency and all of our employees.”
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Two Rivers Police officers were conducting a traffic stop on Washington Street. During the stop, an officer discharged his weapon and struck a person in the vehicle.
A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has not released any additional information at this time.
Officer-involved shooting in Two Rivers leaves one dead
TUESDAY 11/5/19 5:15 a.m.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) An officer-involved death that happened Monday night is being investigated by state officials.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice says officers with the Two Rivers Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Washington Street. During the stop, an officer discharged his weapon and struck a person in the vehicle. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
Authorities performed life-saving measures and the person was transported to Aurora Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The Department of Criminal Investigations is leading the investigation and says that all involved law enforcement are fully cooperating.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Manitowoc County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
No other details have been provided. Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available. You can scroll down to see the full press release from the Department of Justice.