Archive for the ‘Shooting’ Category

Officer Shoots Armed Suspect

April 27th, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

A suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun is shot by Milwaukee Police after officers quickly responded to a ShotSpotter alert on Milwaukee’s North Side.

Preliminary information from the scene indicates that two uniformed Milwaukee Police officers assigned to District 5 responded to the ShotSpotter alert of a gunshot fired in the 2600 block of W. Nash Street at 4:48 p.m., on April 24. The officers stopped two suspects, 15 and 16-year-old males, in the 3700 block of N. 26th Street. The 15-year-old suspect, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, was shot by one of the officers during the stop. The suspect then ran to the 3700 block of N. 25th Street where he was taken into custody with the handgun. Officers rendered first aid and called for medical attention. The suspect, who has an arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department, was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he is currently in serious but stable condition. The second suspect was also arrested at the scene.

The officer involved is 42-years-old with 13 years of service. As is protocol, he has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. He was not injured during the confrontation.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

 

Teen Suspect Arrested For April 21 Shooting

April 22nd, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

A teenage suspect believed responsible for shooting a 53-year-old woman during an April 21 robbery in the 2800 block of N. 50th Street was arrested late this morning after leading officers on a pursuit using the car stolen in the robbery.

Officers spotted the suspect, a 17-year-old boy from Milwaukee, entering the stolen Chrysler Pacifica in the 2300 block of N. 40th Street shortly after 11 a.m. on April 22. The suspect refused to stop for the officers, leading them on a vehicle pursuit to the area of N. 39th Street and W. Auer Avenue where the driver crashed the stolen car into a fence and fled on foot. The suspect, who tossed a handgun while running from the officers, was arrested in the 3200 block of N. 40th Street. Officers recovered the handgun, believed to be the same used to shoot the victim during the April 21 robbery. The suspect’s mother reported the gun stolen just hours before the robbery.

In February, the suspect completed a period of probation for a 2010 armed robbery. He has been arrested several times by the Milwaukee Police Department, including in June 2009 for sexual assault, in December 2010 for armed robbery, in March of 2012 for armed robbery, in April of 2012 for violating probation, in June of 2012 for escape and resisting an officer, and in September of 2012 for a violation of probation. The suspect will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office to face new charges.

The victim of the shooting and robbery on N. 50th Street continues to receive treatment at a local hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries.

 

Suspect Arrested, Confesses to Shooting Gun Into Air

April 20th, 2015 by milwaukeepolice

A suspect is arrested by Milwaukee Police officers after he confessed to shooting several gunshots into the air on Milwaukee’s North Side. District Five officers were on patrol around 2:30 a.m. on April 19 when they responded to a ShotSpotter report that shots were fired in the 1000 block of W. Chambers Street. About a block away, near N. 10th Lane and W. Burleigh Street, officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation. Inside the car on the passenger seat was a handgun and while talking to police, the driver, a 44-year-old Milwaukee man, admitted that he fired shots into the air just a few minutes before he was pulled over. While speaking with the officers, the suspect was slurring his words and a strong odor of alcohol could be detected. The suspect was asked to perform a field sobriety test which he failed. MPD will present this case, including charges of Operating while Intoxicated (2nd), Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct While Armed, to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

 

Two suspects are arrested and a third, armed with a handgun, was shot by a Milwaukee Police officer as the suspects robbed a pharmacy on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side.

Preliminary information indicates that around 9:50 a.m. on April 15, two masked suspects entered the Walgreen’s at 6707 W. Hampton Avenue. A third suspect, the getaway driver, remained outside. An on-duty, Milwaukee Police officer in plain clothes noticed the suspicious behavior and based on a trend of recent pharmacy robberies realized a robbery was taking place. The officer entered the store where he confronted an armed suspect. During the encounter, the officer fired one round striking the suspect who was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene. The two other suspects were taken into custody.

The officer involved is a 22-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department assigned to District 7. He is 57 years-old and was not injured during the incident. As is protocol, he will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Pursuant to State law, the Wisconsin Department of Justice responded to the scene and will lead the investigation. Further inquiries should be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

 

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash which led to two homicides in the 4600 block of N. 48th Street at 5:10 p.m. on April 12. Our initial investigation indicates that Archie R. Brown (B/M, 11/15/1974) was driving a GMC van northbound on N. 48th Street when two-year-old Damani T. Terry (B/M, 8/31/2012) ran into the road. The GMC struck the child and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown, who witnesses indicate was distraught about hitting the child, stopped and exited the van immediately following the crash and was fatally shot by an unknown suspect. Brown was also pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim, Rasheed T. Chiles (B/M, 2/27/2000) was also fatally shot by the suspect. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Both Terry and Chiles were attending a party at the house near where the incident happened. The investigation is ongoing and Milwaukee Police continue to work on identifying the shooting suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

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