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Posted on: June 13, 2022

UPDATED: Armed man arrested at Somers gas station

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JUNE 14, 2022, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s department continues to investigate this incident.  The subject that entered the Kwik Trip has been identified as Jonathan Petersen, a 19-year-old male from the City of Kenosha. 

The investigation revealed that Mr. Petersen went to the store to confront a female Kwik Trip employee that he previously worked with at a local grocery store.  The female employee told deputies that Mr. Petersen pointed the gun at her and said if anyone comes near him, he would shoot her.  When Mr. Petersen was confronted by law enforcement, he did in fact drop the rifle, but raised a knife to his own neck and was yelling for deputies to shoot him.  It was at this point that Petersen was tasered by law enforcement.  It was later discovered that the rifle Petersen was carrying was a realistic-looking airsoft rifle.

Petersen was arrested and transported to the Kenosha County Jail.  Charges are being requested for Felony Terroristic Threats, DC while Armed, and a Restraining Order Violation. 

We continue to ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 605-5100 or anonymously to the Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

ORIGINAL JUNE 15, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On June 13th, 2022, at 1:19 PM, Kenosha County deputies responded to the Kwik Trip gas station in Somers (5800 -31st Street) for a male subject that entered the store with a rifle.  

The subject was confronted by KSD deputies and a supervisor. The subject who was also armed with a knife in his hand was tasered by law enforcement and taken into custody.  No patrons or officers were injured during the incident.  This is an active investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.

The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information at 262-605-5102 or anonymously to the Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

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