July 25th, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
A convicted felon is arrested after firing a gun outside a tavern on Milwaukee’s north side. Two officers from District Five responded to a Shotspotter call in the 1500 block of W. Columbia Street at about 3:05 am on July 23. They began to question two subjects in a nearby parking lot about the gunfire. One of the subjects denied being involved in the incident despite having a holster with an exposed clip on his body. Officers searched the vehicle the subject was driving and located a loaded .40 caliber, semi-automatic handgun that belonged to him. A spent casing was found a short distance away from the vehicle. The suspect, a 24-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody. He is a convicted felon with a 2008 conviction of Possessing a Firearm in a School Zone. The Milwaukee Police Department will present this current case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
July 22nd, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
Three men were arrested by officers from District 3 of the Milwaukee Police Department for their suspected role in a shooting. At approximately 7:05 pm on July 21, the victim, a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, was sitting on the steps of a building in the 1900 block of N. 23rd Street when he was shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Approximately 90 minutes later, officers on patrol saw a vehicle in the 1800 block of N. 18th Street that matched the description that witnesses gave of being involved in the shooting. The officers approached the vehicle and saw firearms and drugs in the car. One of the guns had been reported stolen in November of 2013. The three men inside the car, including the suspected shooter, were taken into custody. They are a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man, and a 23-year-old St. Francis man and could face various charges. The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
July 21st, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
Officers from District 7 of the Milwaukee Police Department arrested a subject after he shot a gun towards people attending a house party. The officers came upon a party in the 5000 block of N. 32nd Street at approximately 11:30 pm on July 19. Several people were walking in the area and officers noticed a man fire six rounds from a handgun toward the party. When officers tried to approach him, he ignored their commands, fled on foot and threw the gun into a gangway. After a brief foot chase, officers took him into custody in the 3000 block of W. Cameron Avenue. The suspect is a 20-year-old Milwaukee man. He faces potential charges of Recklessly Endangering Safety, Resisting an Officer and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
June 19th, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
A Milwaukee Police detective was grazed by a bullet fired by a suspect armed with a semiautomatic handgun during an investigation in the 5200 block of N. Teutonia shortly after 2 p.m. on June 19. The detective, who was not injured, returned fire along with another detective. The suspect fled southbound on Teutonia, discarding his handgun on the front lawn of a home. The suspect was quickly apprehended in the 3000 block of W. Villard Avenue by responding officers. He a 21-year-old Milwaukee man with a criminal record and is a person of interest the June 17 homicide at the US Gas station on N. Green Bay Avenue. The suspect was not injured as a result of this incident.
The detective who was grazed by gunfire is 35-years-old with 17 years of service. He is assigned to our Central Investigations Division.
June 16th, 2014 by milwaukeepolice
Officers from District Three of the Milwaukee Police Department used ShotSpotter technology to help arrest a shooting suspect. ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator system that pinpoints precise locations from which gunshots were fired, alerted officers to shots fired in the 2400 block of N. 29th Street at approximately 4:40 am on June 15. Upon their arrival, officers were flagged down by the victim, a 32-year-old Milwaukee woman. She told officers that the suspect, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, fired a gun at her from a balcony as she stood in an alley. The victim was not injured. The officers found several spent bullet casings under the balcony from where the suspect was said to be shooting from. The suspect was taken into custody and the gun believed to be used was located inside his apartment. The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
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