An armed robbery suspect was shot by a Milwaukee Police Officer Saturday afternoon on Milwaukee’s south side. The suspect is deceased.
At 3:50 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012, two men who were known to each other met behind a building at 17th and Layton to conduct a business transaction, as they had done in the past. This time, one of the men told police the other brought a gun and robbed him when he showed up for the transaction.
The armed robbery suspect fled in his vehicle and the robbery victim followed him, calling police on the phone and relaying the vehicle information to the dispatcher. As the suspect was fleeing he crashed the vehicle and ran from the scene.
A Milwaukee Police Officer, who was in a marked vehicle and in uniform, attempted to conduct a field interview of the suspect he believed was involved in the armed robbery. During the encounter, the officer had reason to believe his life was in danger and he discharged his weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect is deceased.
The suspect is a 28-year-old male from Germantown. He is currently on probation and is wanted on warrants for felony escape and a probation violation.
The officer is a 39-year-old male with 15 years of service at MPD. He is assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau. In accordance with MPD procedure, the officer was placed on administrative duty.
The Milwaukee Police Department is reviewing the incident along with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office.