Kenosha police officer shot; Massey sentenced to nearly 50 years

A Kenosha man is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for the 2020 shooting of a police officer.

Jonathan Massey, 31, of Kenosha, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 21 to nearly 50 years in prison for the 2020 shooting of a police officer.

Massey was convicted in June on four counts: attempted first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony and misdemeanor bail jumping.

In court Wednesday, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 10 years' extended supervision on the attempted homicide conviction; five years in prison and five years' extended supervision on the firearm charge (to be served consecutively; three years in prison and three years' extended supervision on the felony bail jumping conviction (consecutive) and 1.5 years in prison and six months' extended supervision on the misdemeanor bail jumping charge (to be served concurrently to Count 3). That makes for a total of 48 years in prison.

Jonathan Massey; Officer Justin Pruett

Following sentencing, online court records show Massey was "disruptive" and subsequently found to be in contempt of court. He had to be removed from the courtroom.

The incidents that led up to the shooting began when officers responded to a call for an illegal entry to a vehicle. The caller reported that two males with hoodies broke into his vehicle near 46th and Sheridan and were running westbound the morning of Aug. 8, 2020.

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Shortly after, Office Justin Pruett informed dispatch that he was with one of the males near 13th Avenue and 50th Street. In the dashcam video, the officer can be seen exiting his squad car and approaching a man in a gray hoodie, later identified as Massey.

The officer spoke with Massey for several seconds before Massey moved from the street back to the sidewalk. At that point, the officer deployed his Taser toward Massey.

Kenosha police officer shot, wounded Aug. 8

The video showed Massey moving quickly away from the street, followed by the sounds of two gunshots. After the gunshots, the officer could be seen retreating toward the street.

Eight gunshots were then heard in the video. The evidence suggested that the eight shots were the officer returning fire. Massey fled the scene.

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The Kenosha police officer was taken to a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

Massey was arrested Aug. 11, 2020 in Gary, Indiana.