DOJ identifies armed passenger and Oconto County deputy in fatal shooting along US 41

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice released the names of the deputy and the victim during a fatal traffic stop June 8 in the town of Oconto.

Oconto County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jordan Longsine is the law enforcement officer who shot a person armed with a knife during the traffic stop. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Dakota Coleman.

Longsine stopped a vehicle reported for reckless driving shortly before 3 p.m. on June 8 on US 41 near Frog Pond Road in the town of Oconto, the DOJ said.

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Authorities said Longsine helped the driver, who exited the vehicle “seriously injured”. The passenger, Coleman, exited the vehicle and approached the officer with a knife, the DOJ said. Coleman ignored orders from Longsine, who eventually shot Coleman who died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries, the DOJ said.

No officers were injured, but Longsine remains on administrative leave.

The DOJ Criminal Investigations Department is looking for witnesses to this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 800-394-6215 and leave a message with what was seen and contact information.

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This is the second shooting death involving an officer in Oconto County in just over two years. On May 17, 2020, two Oconto County deputies fatally shot Jacob Bubb, 26, of Suring, in the basement of a home in the town of Bagley. District Attorney Edward Burke ruled the shooting was legal because Bubb, who was wanted on a felony warrant, posed an imminent threat after pointing a gun at officers, and no charges were forthcoming. been filed.

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Contact Rebecca Loroff at 920-907-7801 or [email protected] Kent Tempus contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Dakota Coleman, Jordan Longsine Identified in Oconto County Shooting

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