A Chippewa County sheriff’s investigator acted in self-defense when he shot a suspect to death last November. District Attorney Steve Gibbs said that deputy William Gray was justified in killing 20-year-old Sharrinder Singh Garcha. Garcha stabbed Gray several times in a squad car in the town of Lafayette.
During the struggle, Gray pulled out a handgun and shot the suspect. Gibbs said Garcha lunged at the officer, and struck his face and throat several times with the knife.
Garcha traveled from the United Kingdom to Eau Claire early in 2014. He later told a girl that the U.S. Homeland Security department was ordering him back to the U.K., and he vowed to have officers kill him if it came down to that. Gray is still recovering from the stabbing.