UPDATE: No criminal charges against officers in fatal shooting last month

UPDATE — Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Marinette County District Attorney DeShea D. Morrow has determined that the shooting death of a Virginia man by two City of Marinette Police Officers and two Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputies was justified under the circumstances then existing, and no criminal charges will be brought against the officers.


UPDATE — Tuesday, December 12th 9:20 a.m.

The names of the officers involved in the fatal officer shooting have been released.

Deputy Sheriff David Oginski and Deputy Sheriff Spencer Elias from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department and Officer Greg Haemker and Officer Derrik Maye of the Marinette Police Department all fired their weapons in the incident.

All four of the officers completed their formal interviews with the Department of Justice investigators and remain on administrative leave as the investigation continues.


UPDATE — Friday, December 8th 1:34 p.m.

The victim in the fatal officer shooting has been confirmed as Jesse Cole Shuping, age 35, of Portsmouth, VA.

Shuping is a convicted felon in Virginia and North Carolina as well as being wanted for a Grand Larceny Charge by Virginia officials.

Shuping had been living in Marinette for the past several months. The incident occurred at Budget Inn Motel in Marinette after a pursuit of Shuping who appeared to be claiming a debt he believed owed to him by a guest at the motel.

The names of those officers involved are still being withheld pending formal interviews with the  Wisconsin Department of Justice.


MARINETTE, WI — One man was shot and killed by police early Thursday morning following an incident at a motel in Marinette.

Marinette County Sheriff’s Office reports that an incident involving a male suspect and a handgun happened around 12:10 a.m. It is unknown whether this incident was a robbery attempt or a domestic incident.

Investigators determined that the potential suspect was possibly at a residence on State Highway 64 in Peshtigo, WI. Officers from the Sheriff’s Office and Marinette City went to the location and saw a male subject enter a vehicle. The vehicle then drove westbound on Highway 64.

Officers followed and attempted to stop the vehicle at Schacht Road. The vehicle went partially into the ditch and the male suspect exited the vehicle armed with a handgun, which put the officers in danger. The suspect was shot and killed by the officers and was declared dead at the scene.

None of the officers involved were injured. The names of the deceased and the names of the officers involved are being withheld and will be released with other information about the incident at a later time.

The public is no longer in danger. State Highway 64 will be closed and detoured from County Road RW on the west and at the Marinette city limits on the east for several hours as the Wisconsin Department of Justice conducts their investigation.