The Milwaukee Police investigation into the shooting of a Police Officer continues today, as detectives continue to conduct numerous witness interviews and gather the facts as to what occurred.
The Milwaukee Police Department has interviewed all known witnesses who observed the incident. Portions of the struggle were videotaped by a citizen with a cell phone. We have that evidentiary video, we are reviewing it and it will be released when appropriate. While the investigation continues, we can say that the video shows officers using reasonable force on a resisting subject.
We will be seeking charges against the suspect, age 24, for Recklessly Endangering Safety for shooting the officer with an officer’s gun.
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Following is a synopsis of events:
Two District 7 police officers, in uniform, responded shortly after midnight Friday, September 14, 2012, to a report of shots fired in the 4800 block of N. 21 St. While in the area investigating, the two officers encountered two suspects who immediately began to argue with the officers. The argument led to a physical struggle between the officers and the suspects. During the struggle, one officer was shot in the leg. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Both suspects are in custody.
The officer injured in the incident is 24 years old and has two years of service as a police officer. He was treated for his injury and was released.
The suspects are ages 24 and 39. The 39-year-old has a criminal arrest record for recklessly endangering safety, battery and drug charges. The 24-year-old has an arrest record for operating after revocation.
The Milwaukee Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the incident.