UPDATED: Kidnapping ends in Kewaunee County with one dead, one injured

A kidnapping that started in Green Bay ended late Thursday morning in Kewaunee County with a man killed by law enforcement. According to a statewide bulletin from the Green Bay Police Department, Babette Caraballo was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Luis Cardona from her work on the city’s far east side early Tuesday morning.  The pursuit ended near the Riverview ATV Park where, according to WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Cardona and Caraballo were located. Deputies fired at Cardona after he shot Caraballo, who was transported to an area hospital due to her injuries. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski could not be reached for additional comment as the case gets turned over to the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Office of Criminal Investigation.


We will have more information on this incident as it becomes available.


Press Release from Sheriff Matt Joski

(Kewaunee, WI) On Tuesday November 19 th , 2019 at approximately 7:33 AM, the Kewaunee County

Sheriff’s Department received a request for mutual aid response from the Green Bay Police
Department regarding an armed abduction. Information was provided that a 38-year-old male subject had abducted a 40-year-old female subject at gun point from a location in the City of Green Bay.
Units from the Sheriff’s Department along with the City of Kewaunee Police Department and
Wisconsin State Patrol in cooperation with officers from the City of Green Bay did locate the vehicle in a remote area near a park in Kewaunee County.
Law enforcement made contact with the suspect on the property of a private residence adjacent to the park, at which time the suspect did discharge his weapon injuring the female subject. It was at this time an Officer from the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department discharged his weapon at the suspect.
The female patient was transported by Kewaunee Rescue to a medical facility in Green Bay with life threatening injuries. Her status is unknown at this time. The male subject succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
This incident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of
Criminal Investigation. All media inquiries should be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


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