Thursday, February 22nd

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot an armed Black River Falls man early Saturday in the town of Komensky, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera said the incident started when deputy Justin Wathke investigated a call about disorderly conduct and a possible restraining order violation.

When Wathke arrived, he took a statement from the female caller and then went to take a statement from the subject of the complaint, Lucas J. DeFord, 27, of Black River Falls. Waldera said a car chase ensued after Wathke arrived and DeFord drove to the residence of the female complainant.

“The vehicle definitely was going to the residence,” Waldera said. ”It ended at the residence, right in the front driveway.