Archive for the ‘Shooting’ Category

Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 8:50 p.m. on July 26 at McGovern Park in the 5400 block of N. 51st Boulevard.  A 17-year-old male standing in the basketball area was struck by gunfire when two other males began to shoot at each other. The victim was transported to a local hospital for an injury that is not believed to be life threatening. Our investigation into this incident is ongoing.

MPD Investigating July 25 South Side Shooting

July 25th, 2016 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that the victim claims happened in the 2300 block of S. 9th Place around 10:00 a.m. on July 25. The victim, a 36-year-old Milwaukee man, says he was in the area and was shot before being transported to a local hospital by means other than an ambulance. The victim was treated and released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. MPD continues to seek a motive and search for suspect(s).



The victim in the July 23 homicide in the 2500 block of N. 5th Street is identified as Willie B. Williams (B/M, 10/7/1951). The homicide suspect shot and killed by Milwaukee Police is identified as Austin J. Howard (B/M, 9/22/1966). The Milwaukee Police Officers involved in the shooting are a 34-year-old male with one year of service, a 32-year-old male with nine years of service, a 29-year-old with three years of service, and a 29-year-old male with ten years of service. All of the officers are assigned to District Five and remain on administrative leave per standard procedure. The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation continues its investigation.

MPD Investigating July 24 North Side Shooting

July 25th, 2016 by milwaukeepolice

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting that happened around 11:50 p.m. on July 24 in the 3800 block of N. 12th Street.  A small group of people were standing in front of a house when at least one suspect fired multiple gunshots at the group. A 21-year-old  woman was struck by the gunfire and was transported to the hospital by the Milwaukee Fire Department. She is being treated for what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.  MPD continues to search for a suspect.


Milwaukee Police Fatally Wound Armed Homicide Suspect

July 23rd, 2016 by milwaukeepolice

Milwaukee Police officers shot and fatally wound a homicide suspect after he confronted them armed with a knife.

On Saturday, July 23rd at about 12:25 a.m. Officers responded to the 2500 block of N. 5th Street to investigate a stabbing. The victim, a 64-year old Milwaukee man, was stabbed by the suspect, a 49-year old Milwaukee man. The suspect fled the area and the victim died from stab wounds while being transported by MFD to the hospital.

As the investigation continued, the suspect returned to the scene around 2:15 a.m. and charged at officers, outside of a residence, while holding a knife. Multiple officers discharged their firearms striking and fatally wounding the suspect. A knife was recovered next to the suspect.

The suspect has an arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department, is a convicted felon, and is on probation for strangulation.

Officers involved will be placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure. The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation will be investigating the officers’ use of force.

Further information about the incident, including officers’ ages and identities of the homicide victim and suspect will be released in the coming days.


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