Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey lost replacement gun issued after Jacob Blake shooting
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake, served a three-day unpaid suspension in April after losing his department issued handgun in September.
Internal Affairs records show the gun was taken from a car.
"Myself and my family received numerous threats against our property, our lives," said Officer Rusten Sheskey.
He told the Kenosha Police Internal Affairs investigator he was living in a constant readiness to bug out following his shooting of Jacob Blake. He was keeping guns nearby.
"I always wanted a firearm in one of our cars in case we needed it," said Sheskey.
The department issued him a replacement gun after the Jacob Blake shooting. That was the gun in his girlfriend's car on Sept. 15. It was parked in Racine, but on the wrong side of the street. They went to move it and Sheskey's girlfriend saw someone had been inside.
"I put my pistol in the glovebox, I've done that before. I usually locked it, I don't know why I didn't lock it, opened the door, ran around, opened the glove box, the pistol was gone," said Sheskey.
"Do you believe putting that gun in the glovebox was a safekeeping or proper storage of the gun?" asked the investigator.
"No," said Sheskey.
He told Internal Affairs he went out and bought a safe the next day to put into the home he was staying at, and locked up all his other guns. But he acknowledged he made a mistake.
"Hindsight is 20/20. I should have gone out and bought another one," said Sheskey.
Sheskey has served the suspension.
Kenosha police declined to answer any additional questions.
The District Attorney declined to bring any charges against him in the Jacob Blake shooting.