Man suspected for shooting a Wisconsin police officer taken into custody

3 month ago

Wisconsin news.

On Wednesday, authorities said that a fugitive from Wisconsin was charged with shooting a police officer. The suspect was taken into custody in Gary, Ind.

According to the Wisconsin Attorney General's Office, the officer who was shot met a man at a car break-in scene that happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 8.

Authorities claimed that the suspect, Jonathan Massey, 29, started shooting the officer with his handgun.

The suspect and the officer exchanged gunfire and Jonathan escaped after wounding the officer in his abdomen. The latter was transported for surgery and his colleagues said he was in a stable condition.

Law enforcement officers from two states and the federal government followed Massey to Gary. According to investigators, they took him into custody on Tuesday night. He was found with a gunshot injury and was also taken to a hospital. He was then transferred to the jail after he was treated for his injury.

The suspect is expected to face a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, once he returns back to Wisconsin. In addition, Jonathan is also wanted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Milwaukee-based Fox 6.