Man identified in fatal officer-involved shooting in Marinette

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MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUC) - A positive identification has been made on the deceased man from Thursday's fatal officer-involved shooting in Marinette.

Autopsy was conducted Friday morning on Jesse Cole Shuping, 35, of Portsmouth, Virginia. Positive identification was made through several means and his family in Virginia has been notified.

Shuping is a convicted felon in Virginia and North Carolina. He was on probation and parole and wanted on a Grand Larceny charge by Virginia authorities.

The incident at the motel appears to be an attempt by Shuping to collect a debt he believed owed to him by someone who his believed to be staying at the Budget Inn, at 1301 Marinette Avenue in Marinette.

The names of the officers involved are still be withheld until their formal interviews with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which are scheduled for next week.

Assisting the Marinette Police Department was the Menominee, Michigan Police Department; Pestigo Police Department; Wisconsin State Patrol; Marinette County Dispatch; and local EMS and fire services. Sheriff Jerry Suave wants to thank all involved for their outstanding and dedicated efforts.

The investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice is ongoing.

Background information from Dec. 7:
A man is dead after he was shot and killed by law enforcement early Thursday morning near Marinette.

According to the Marinette County Sheriff's Office, there was some type of incident involving a man and a handgun at a motel in the City of Marinette. It's still unclear if it was a robbery attempt or a domestic incident.

Investigators determined the potential suspect was at or near a home on State Highway 64 in the Town of Peshtigo. Marinette County deputies and Marinette City Police officers went to the location and saw a man enter a vehicle and head westbound on Highway 64.

Officers tried to stop the vehicle at Schacht Road. Investigators say the vehicle went partially into the ditch and the man exited the vehicle armed with a handgun, placing the officers in danger.

The suspect was shot and killed by officers and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two Marinette City officers and two Marinette County deputies at the scene were not injured.

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