UPDATE: Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Kenosha, Wis.
January 4, 2023
KENOSHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident in Kenosha, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Monday, December 19, 2022.
At approximately 8:19 p.m., officers with the Kenosha Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an active shooter in the 1300 block of 56th Street in the City of Kenosha. Upon arrival, police were fired upon by Matthew C. Lopez, age 32, and officers returned gunfire with Lopez, who died at the scene. Preliminary evidence indicates Lopez shot at other bystanders who were injured and transported to area hospitals. Two of those individuals have since been treated and released; one individual remains hospitalized.
No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.
The involved officers from the Kenosha Police Department are Sergeant Adam Jurgens, 14 years in law enforcement, and Sergeant Brian Miller, 18 years in law enforcement. Sergeants Jurgens and Miller have been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.
DCI is leading this investigation and is assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, and DCI Crime Response Specialist. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.
DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Kenosha County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.
Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.
View the press release here.
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