UPDATE - MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Wisconsin have identified the man fatally shot by officers as a convicted felon from Virginia.
Marinette County officials say 35-year-old Jesse Cole Shuping of Portsmouth, Virginia had been in the Marinette area for about six weeks and spent some time at a local shelter. They say he recently befriended a local person who allowed him to stay at her home.
Sheriff's officials said earlier there was an incident involving the armed man at a Marinette motel early Thursday. They found the suspect driving away from a residence in the Town of Peshtigo and followed. Sheriff Jerry Sauve says the man exited his vehicle along Highway 64 with his gun and was shot after placing "the officers in danger."
updated 12/8 4:30pm
MARINETTE COUNTY, WI-- A man was shot and killed by multiple police officers in Marinette County Thursday morning.
WLUC-TV says a man in his 30’s with a handgun was involved in some sort of incident around 12:10 a.m. at a motel in the City of Marinette, but it’s unclear if it was a domestic incident or a robbery.
Around 3 a.m. police tracked the suspect to an area on State Highway 64 in the town of Peshtigo. When deputies and Marinette City officers saw the man get into a vehicle and head westbound, they tried to stop it. The car went into a ditch and the suspect got out, carrying the handgun. The officers shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
No names have been released.
The officers are on paid administrative leave while the case is under investigation.