Officer Involved Death Investigation in Kenosha, Wis.

Apr 9 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved death (OID) in Kenosha, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


Officers from Kenosha Police Department responded to reports of a shooting incident and subsequently located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle.  A chase ensued with the suspect vehicle fleeing law enforcement.  The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on Sheridan Rd at Hwy 158 when it collided with a civilian vehicle.  The driver of the suspect vehicle succumbed to injuries at the scene.


No law enforcement personnel or other individuals were injured during the incident.


The involved officers from Kenosha Police Department will be placed on administrative leave, per department policy.


DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Kenosha Police Department, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Kenosha County Medical Examiner. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


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


No additional details are currently available.


Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to DOJ.