Authorities: Green Bay officer shot man after confrontation

Posted at 8:39 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 21:39:56-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a man who was shot and killed by a Green Bay police officer last week had been arrested for failing to go to jail for a past drunken driving conviction.

After his arrest on Oct. 19, 26-year-old Jonathon Tubby was shot and killed in the sally port of the Brown County Jail after a confrontation.

Green Bay Police Officers Erik O'Brien and Colton Wernecke are on paid leave pending an investigation into the shooting. DOJ officials say O'Brien was the only officer to fire his weapon. He's been on the department for six years. Wernecke has been in training for three months.

DOJ officials didn't say how the confrontation started, but described it as "very long." Several officers were there at the time.