GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - After announcing this week that a Green Bay police officer was cleared of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting last month, officials made public the dash cam video and 911 call from that morning.
On December 16, Green Bay Officers Clint Beguhn and Mark Opicka responded about 5:35 a.m. to an apartment building located at 1499 Capitol Drive. That's on the city's west side.
The estranged wife of 63-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel made the call, fearing for her safety, after spotting VandenHeuvel through the peephole in her apartment door.
Police Chief Tom Molitor says both officers encountered VandenHeuvel inside the building's garage, asking him several times to put his hands in the air, but he refused.
"As Darold started drawing the weapon, Officer Beguhn fired 10 rounds from his handgun and struck Darold several times," Chief Molitor said. "A tenant of one of the apartments above the garage said she heard someone yelling 'hands' shortly before she heard several loud bangs."
Beguhn has been with the department four-and-a-half years. He's a veteran of the U.S. Army, along with being an active field training officer and a member of the police officer's support team.