Officers of the Milwaukee Police Department, West Allis Police Department, and DEA were conducting a drug investigation in the area of N. 19th Place and W. Stark Street on Thursday, March 16th. Around 6:40 p.m. officers attempted to arrest the suspect and observed the suspect was armed with a handgun at which time shots were fired striking the suspect. The Milwaukee Fire Department attempted life saving measures but he died at the scene.
The suspect is a male, a firearm was recovered in his possession, and his identity is still being determined. No officers were injured in this incident. The Milwaukee County Investigative Team is conducting the investigation and the Wauwatosa Police Department is leading the effort. Officers have been placed on administrative duties as is standard procedure.