UPDATE: Officer Involved Death in Kewaunee County

Nov 25 2019

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved death (OID) in the township of West Kewaunee, Wis. that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, November 19, 2019.


The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office and Green Bay Police Department responded to the area to attempt to rescue a kidnapping victim and arrest the armed kidnapping suspect.  After locating these two individuals, shots were fired by the suspect and then one law enforcement officer fired his weapon at the direction of the suspect. Law enforcement immediately performed lifesaving measures.


This law enforcement officer is identified as Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron J. Schley, with 8 years of service. Schley is on administrative leave, per department policy.


The suspect, Luis A. Cardona, age 38, succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The kidnapped individual remains at a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.


DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Kewaunee County District Attorney.


No additional details are currently available. Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.