The man who was killed in the officer-involved shooting between Augusta and Fairchild late Saturday morning has been identified as Tyler J. Meier, 46, of Neillsville.
The law enforcement officers involved in the shooting are Augusta Police Officer Levi M. Stumo and Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Eaton.
Both men have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.
Stumo has been with the Augusta Police Department since October. Eaton has been with the sheriff’s office since December 2015.
The names were released Wednesday by the state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, which is leading the investigation of the incident.
DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of the case and will turn over investigative reports to the Eau Claire County district attorney’s office.
Meier was sentenced in March 2010 to five years in prison followed by five years of extended supervision for felony murder in the death of a Neillsville man in 2009.
Meier killed Keith Young, 43, by punching him in the head on Feb. 1, 2009, during an altercation at a Neillsville tavern.
Young died the next day at a Marshfield hospital.
According to DCI:
Saturday’s incident began when Eaton was dispatched to a report of a suspicious person just before noon on Kempten Road in the town of Fairchild. Stumo responded to assist Eaton.
Upon arrival, Eaton and Stumo were confronted by an agitated Meier. While Eaton and Stumo attempted to gain control, Meier began fighting with the officers and a struggle ensued.
During the struggle, less than lethal means were deployed but were unsuccessful. Meier was subsequently shot by law enforcement.
The officers immediately began life-saving measures, but Meier died at the scene.
DOJ Crime Victim Services are providing support to Meier’s family.