Tuesday, August 11, 2020

'Armed and dangerous': Suspect named in shooting of Kenosha Police officer, whereabouts 'unknown'

From The Journal Times.com:



KENOSHA — The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation has named a suspect in the Saturday shooting of a Kenosha Police officer.

Investigators are looking for Jonathan T. Massey, 29, of Kenosha. Charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of bail jumping have already been filed against Massey, who remained at large as of Monday afternoon.

"Massey is presumed to be armed and dangerous and his whereabouts are unknown," the DOJ stated.

Anyone who comes in contact with Massey or who knows where he is should immediately call 911.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect is urged to call the Kenosha Police Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203. Callers can remain anonymous by calling the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

The officer who was shot, who has not yet been publicly identified but who police said is 30 years old and has been a member of the department for two years, required surgery after reportedly being shot through the abdomen.

The officer was reportedly pursuing the suspect following an alleged vehicle break-in on the 4600 block of Sheridan Road at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday when the shooting occurred.

When the officer approached Massey, police say that Massey pulled out a gun and fired at the officer. The officer returned fire. Massey fled, according to police.

Shortly thereafter, police radio indicted that the officer was reported down at 50th Street and 13th Avenue, just north of the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha.

Law enforcement officers from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Pleasant Prairie Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol also responded to the scene of the shooting, along with a K9 unit which searched the area.

The DCI is leading the investigation and is being assisted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and  State Patrol. A news release states that evidence continues to be reviewed and they will turn that information over to the Kenosha County District Attorney when the investigation is completed.

Related: Shooting suspect has long criminal history

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