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Wisconsin DOJ releases names in Appleton police shooting

Man shot and involved officers identified
Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-25 10:18:39-04

APPLETON (NBC 26) — State authorities have released the name of a man shot by officers in Appleton earlier this month. The involved officers were also identified.

In a new update from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, authorities said the man shot was Daniel Pesavento, age 29.

The incident happened at 7:22 p.m. August 12, when Appleton Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on the 1500 block of North Birchwood Avenue in Appleton. The DOJ says officers arrived and confronted Pesavento, who was armed with a handgun.

According to the DOJ, officers attempted negotiations with Pesavento. Officer Bryce Rudebeck and Officer Tony Shuman fired their guns, striking Pesavento. Pesavento was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and police body camera footage and witness cell phone video footage captured parts of the incident. No law enforcement personnel were injured, the DOJ says.

The DOJ says both involved officers have five years in law enforcement. They have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

DCI is continuing to review the evidence and will turn over investigative reports to the Outagamie County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.