Jonathan Massey charged in shooting of Kenosha police officer; still at large

Jonathan Massey, photo provided by the DOJ

Criminal charges have been filed against Jonathan Massey, 29, in connection to the shooting of a Kenosha police officer that happened Saturday morning, Aug. 8. Massey is wanted for one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, one count felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of bail jumping.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a call for an illegal entry to vehicle complaint around 5 a.m. The caller reported that two males with hoodies broke into his vehicle and that they were in the area of 46th and Sheridan, running westbound. 

Shortly after, an officer informed dispatch that he was with one of the suspects near 13th Avenue and 50th Street. In the squad video, the officer can be seen exiting his vehicle and approaching a man in a gray hoodie, later identified as Jonathan Massey. The video shows the officer speaking with Massey for several seconds before Massey moves from the street back to the sidewalk. 

Kenosha police officer shot, wounded Aug. 8

At this point, according to the complaint, the officer deploys his tazer towards Massey. The video shows Massey moving quickly to the north, away from the street.

At that time, two gunshots can be heard on the officer's squad video and muzzle flashes can be seen from Massey's location. After the gunshots, the officer can be seen retreating towards the street. 

The complaint indicates eight gunshots can then be heard on the squad video. The evidence suggests that these eight shots are the officer returning fire, according to the complaint. Massey fled the scene. 

The Kenosha Police officer was taken to a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is out of surgery and is in stable condition.

Massey is presumed to be armed and dangerous and his whereabouts are unknown.

Kenosha police officer shot, wounded Aug. 8

If you see Massey or know his location, do not approach him and immediately call 911.

If you have information regarding the shooting or the location of Massey you are urged to contact the Kenosha Police Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.