Archive for the ‘Shooting’ Category

Suspect Shot After Pointing Weapon at Officer

February 21st, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

A Milwaukee Police officer is safe tonight after encountering a suspect armed with a long gun in a home on Milwaukee’s North Side.

An outside agency has been contacted to lead the investigation, however preliminary information from the scene indicates that shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, Milwaukee Police officers were dispatched to assist Milwaukee Fire Department personnel in the 3300 block of North 10th Street. Milwaukee Fire Department personnel had been sent to an address to provide medical attention to a patient. When they arrived, they determined that there was an ongoing violent encounter occurring at the address and summoned Milwaukee Police. Shortly after MFD requested MPD assistance, a witness inside the home called 911 to report the violent encounter and ask for police services. When Milwaukee police officers arrived, they identified several witnesses in the home and ensured their safety. While searching the home for the suspect, an officer encountered an adult male who pointed a long gun at the officer. The officer fired, striking the suspect. The suspect is undergoing treatment at an area hospital. No officers or witnesses were injured. A weapon has been recovered at the scene.

The officer involved is a 50 year old male with 21 years of service as a Milwaukee Police Officer. As is protocol, he has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. The suspect is an 18-year-old male from Milwaukee with a criminal record.

Milwaukee Police have contained the scene and identified witnesses. Pursuant an agreed-upon practice between the Milwaukee Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation has been contacted and will lead the investigation. All inquiries for further information should be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

UPDATE (2/24/15 at 3:20 p.m.): The 18-year-old suspect shot after pointing a gun at a Milwaukee Police officer on February 21 continues to receive treatment at a local hospital. The domestic violence case against the suspect will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming weeks. The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the shooting and has provided the Milwaukee Police Department with a photograph of the gun the suspect pointed at the officer (photo is below). The gun is described as an “Airsoft” style gun resembling an assault rifle. As is protocol, the officer involved remains on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Any further questions about the investigation should be referred to the Department of Justice.

Milwaukee Police Investigate February 11 Shooting

February 11th, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 4400 block of W. Roosevelt Drive shortly before 11 a.m. on February 11. The suspect pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle in traffic and fired shots into it, striking a 24-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. Both victims were conveyed to a hospital where the man is undergoing treatment for serious injuries and the woman is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. We continue to seek the suspect and the investigation is ongoing, however it appears the shooting may be drug related.

Milwaukee Police Investigating January 27 Shooting

January 27th, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are seeking suspects responsible for a shooting that happened on a sidewalk in the 4300 block of W. Lancaster at about 10:45 a.m. on January 27. A 24-year-old Milwaukee man was shot during circumstances that remain unclear, but not related to a nearby school. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a non-life threatening injury.

MPD Investigating January 26 Homicide

January 26th, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened in the 2800 block of N. 24th Place at about 3:30 a.m. on January 26. A 23-year-old Milwaukee man was shot by an 18-year-old Milwaukee man. The 18-year-old suspect is in custody. MPD continues its investigation.

Milwaukee Police Investigating January 21 Shooting

January 21st, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened on January 21 at about 2:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of W. Chambers Street. The victim, a 26-year-old Milwaukee woman, was shot while inside a vehicle. She drove herself to a local hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown what circumstances lead to the shooting and the investigation continues.

 

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