Update: Officer Involved Shooting in Kenosha, Wis.

Aug 14 2020

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved shooting (OIS) in Kenosha, Wis. that occurred on the morning of Saturday, August 8, 2020.


The morning of Saturday, August 8, Kenosha Police Officer Justin Pruett, who has 2 years of service, responded to the 4600 block of Sheridan Road to investigate an entry to vehicle complaint and located a subject matching the description of the suspect. During the initial investigation, the suspect produced a firearm and shot at Officer Pruett, who returned fire. The suspect fled the scene.


Officer Pruett was taken to a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His surgery was successful and he has been released from the hospital.


The identified suspect, Jonathan T. Massey, age 29, was apprehended the night of Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Gary, Indiana for Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide for shooting of the Kenosha Police officer. Upon arrest, he was found to have previously sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen, was taken to the hospital for care and subsequently released. He is currently being held in a local jail awaiting extradition.


DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol, Kenosha Police Department, Indiana State Police and US Marshall’s Task Force. 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.

Officer Pruett Photograph