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UPDATE: Officer involved in fatal Sheboygan shooting identified

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MONDAY 7/6/2020 7:42 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the police officer involved in the officer-involved death (OID) in Sheboygan on July 2.

According to the DOJ, the officer identified as Bryan Pray had responded to a call on July 2, regarding a man carrying weapons in the street near S. 15th street and Illinois Avenue in the City of Sheboygan.

The DOJ said Officer Pray had ordered the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Kevin Ruffin, to drop the weapons. Ruffin allegedly refused to do so.

Officials said Ruffin advanced and Officer Pray then deployed non-lethal means that were unsuccessful.

The DOJ stated that Officer Pray then discharged his weapon at Ruffin.

Ruffin was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained during the incident.

Officials reported that Officer Pray has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

The DCI is shared they are continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Sheboygan County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.

DOJ investigates fatal police shooting in Sheboygan

THURSDAY 7/2/2020 2:35 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – New information is being released in connection with an officer-involved death in Sheboygan.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in the early morning of Thursday, July 2, 2020, an officer from Sheboygan Police Department responded to a call regarding a man carrying weapons in the street near South 15th Street and Illinois Avenue in the City of Sheboygan.

Investigators say the officer ordered the man to drop the weapons, which he refused. The man advanced and the officer deployed non-lethal means that were unsuccessful. The officer then discharged his weapon at the individual, striking the subject. The subject succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.

The involved officer from the Sheboygan Police Department has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

THURSDAY 7/2/2020 11:56 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say Sheboygan police shot and killed a man after officers were called to a disturbance between a woman and the person who died.

Sgt. Andy Kundinger says police were informed by the caller that the man was armed. Kundinger says officers arrived early Thursday, made contact with the man and he was fatally shot. Police did not describe the circumstances that led to the shooting.

The man’s family identified him as 32-year-old Kevan Ruffin. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has been called to investigate the shooting. 

REPORT: One person dead following Sheboygan officer-involved shooting

THURSDAY 7/2/2020 9:20 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Sheboygan, according to Sheboygan-based radio station WHBL.

Sheboygan Police say they were dispatched to the intersection of N. 15th Street and Illinois Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. for a disturbance between a man and a woman and the man was armed.

An officer-involved shooting then occurred.

WHBL reports no officers were injured in the shooting and the Wisconsin Department of Justice is assisting in the investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

Original Story: Sheboygan Police investigating officer-involved shooting

THURSDAY 7/2/2020 7:57 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – Sheboygan Police say they are in the early stages of investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning.

Sheboygan Police say they responded to a disturbance call shortly before 6 a.m. at the intersection of S. 15th Street and Illinois Avenue. They say an officer-involved shooting occurred and the Wisconsin Department of Justice has been called to investigate the incident.

The public is asked to avoid the area.

WFRV Local 5 will provide more details as they become available.

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