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Wisconsin officers involved in fatal shooting remain on administrative leave

APPLETON, Wis. — Two officers with the Appleton Police Department have been placed on administrative leave after they shot and killed a man earlier this month.

Wisconsin officers Bryce Rudebeck, left, and Tony Shuman are five-year veterans of the Appleton Police Department. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, officers Bryce Rudebeck and Tony Shuman both fired their guns on Aug. 12, fatally striking 29-year-old Daniel Pesavento.

The DOJ says the incident unfolded just before 7:30 p.m., when the officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance, during which Pesavento produced a handgun.

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Whether Pesavento pointed the gun at officers isn’t clear though police say officers attempted to negotiate with him before Rudebeck and Shuman discharged their weapons.

A firearm was recovered at the scene. Parts of the incident were captured by officer-worn body cameras and on witness cellphone video, according to a news release. No officers were injured.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting. An announcement about potential charges will be made by the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office when the investigation is completed.

Rudebeck and Shuman are five-year veterans of the department. Pesavento served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.