Portsmouth man killed in Wisconsin officer-involved shooting

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MARINETTE CO., Wi. – A Portsmouth man was killed December 7 by a Wisconsin police officer, the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Jesse Cole Shuping (Photo courtesy of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office)

The family of 35-year-old Jesse Cole Shuping was notified after Shuping was identified Friday.


The Sheriff’s Office said Shuping was in the area for four-six weeks and spent time in a local shelter before meeting someone who allowed her to stay at her residence.

Shuping was a convicted felon from Virginia and North Carolina and officials said he was on parole and wanted for Grand Larceny in Virginia.

Officials said it appeared that Shuping was at a motel attempting to collect a debt he believed someone owed him prior to the incident.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.