A naked, armed carjacker who was shot and killed by two local law enforcement officers in Johnson Creek on July 11 has been identified as Randy Engstrom, 34, of Milwaukee.
Engstrom is connected to a shooting investigation being conducted by the city of Milwaukee Police Department.
He was shot and killed by a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department deputy and a city of Delafield police officer in the parking lot of a restaurant at a Jefferson County outlet mall.
The incident started at about 12:43 p.m. Tuesday when a witness reported a carjacking at the Interstate-94 and Meadowbrook Park & Ride.
The witness told officers that a male had gotten out of a four-door maroon Buick, took off all his clothes and, armed with a black handgun, carjacked a vehicle. The victim of the carjacking was not injured.
The suspect — still naked — fled in the stolen vehicle, westbound on I-94.
A Delafield officer spotted a vehicle near Highway 83 matching the description that had been broadcast over police radios. The vehicle got off the interstate and traveled north on Highway 83 for a short time, then did a U-turn and got back onto westbound I-94, with several sheriff's department squads and the city of Delafield squad in pursuit.
The chase continued into Jefferson County, where, with the assistance of the State Patrol, stop sticks were deployed on I-94 east of Highway F. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Johnson Creek Police Department squads joined the pursuit as it continued toward Johnson Creek.
Although the stop sticks deflated the tires, the suspect continued to flee. As the vehicle slowed, the suspect waved the gun out the window toward officers, on several occasions.
The vehicle eventually got off I-94 at Highway 26 in Johnson Creek, and pulled into the Arby's parking lot at the Johnson Creek Outlet Mall.
The suspect stopped in the middle of the parking lot, got out of the car and ran toward the restaurant with the handgun. When he ignored police orders to stop, he was shot by the deputy and officer.
Despite lifesaving measures at the scene, he succumbed to his injuries.
The Waukesha County Sheriff's deputy involved with the shooting has 19 years of experience. The Delafield police officer has 22 years of experience. As is standard procedure, both were placed on paid administrative leave.
The carjacking is under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. The officer-involved shooting is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
The names of those involved are not being released.