UPDATE: Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Oconto County, Wis.
TOWNSHIP OF OCONTO, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident (OICI) in the Township of Oconto, Wis. that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
DCI is requesting anyone who witnessed the shooting incident on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 2:52 p.m. on Highway 41 near Frog Pond Road to contact DCI at (800) 394-6215 and leave a message with what was witnessed and how to contact you.
Beginning at approximately 2:41 p.m., multiple 911 calls were received by Oconto County Dispatch reporting a reckless driver on Highway 41. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Oconto County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jordan Longsine, with 17 years in law enforcement, observed a vehicle matching that description. That vehicle pulled over and the driver waved the Sergeant over requesting assistance on the side of Highway 41 in the area of Frog Pond Road.
Sgt. Longsine saw a severely injured driver exit the vehicle and while tending to the driver’s injuries, a passenger of the same vehicle, who was armed with a knife, exited the vehicle. The passenger, Dakota Coleman, age 27, approached Sgt. Longsine and the injured driver, armed with the knife and refused to comply with commands. Sgt. Longsine discharged his weapon, striking Coleman. First aid was rendered; however, Coleman died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital and was treated for serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.
Sgt. Longsine remains on administrative leave, per the sheriff’s office policy.
DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol, Oconto Police Department, Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office, and DOJ’s Office of Crime Victim Services. 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 Oconto County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.