DOJ details Green Bay officer-involved shooting


    Brown County Jail (WLUK)

    GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- After a man was shot and killed last Friday, the state's Department of Justice is releasing details of the shooting.

    On Friday, Oct. 19, Green Bay officers pulled two people over for a traffic stop.

    They soon found out that the two were wanted on felony arrest warrants.

    Officers arrested the two and took them to the Brown County Jail. That's when officials say a confrontation broke out.

    During the confrontation a Green Bay officer shot and killed 26-year-old Jonathon C. Tubby, a Green Bay man.

    Tubby's family released this statement Friday afternoon, after laying him to rest:

    Jonathon loved to dance, sing, and make people laugh. He was compassionate and took care of everybody he loved the best he could. He was very athletic and enjoyed football and lacrosse. Jonathon was fun loving and free spirited, never passed judgement and had friends from all walks of life. If you were good to him, he was good to you.

    The shooting happened inside the sally port of the jail.

    DOJ officials didn't detail how the confrontation started, but described it as "very long". Officials say because the confrontation was so long, several officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting.

    Now, two Green Bay officers are on paid administrative leave: Erik O'Brien, who's been with the department for six years, and Colton Wernecke, who's been with the department for three months.

    The DOJ said in a press release that O'Brien was the only officer to shoot his weapon during the confrontation.

    As the investigation continues, the DOJ says dozens of interviews still have to be completed, and "significant amounts" of audio and video from the shooting have to be reviewed and analyzed.

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