Monday, May 31, 2021

Milwaukee police officer fatally shoots a man who was firing shots from a porch

From JSOnline:
Mike Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 49-year-old man who was firing shots from a porch of a residence Sunday night was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer after he refused to drop his gun, police said.

Officers responded to the residence in the 2700 block of South 29th Street on the city's south side just before 10:30 pm. after a caller reported someone was firing shots.

When officers arrived, they heard shots and saw a man with a gun on the front porch, according to a news release from the Police Department. The man then ran to the rear porch and fired several more shots, police said. 

Police said he was ordered several times to drop his gun and when he didn't, he was shot by a 47-year-old Milwaukee police officer.

The officer has been with the department for more than six years and he has been placed on administrative leave, which is routine after officer-involved shootings.

No other officers discharged their weapons and no one else was injured, police said in the release. The man's firearm was recovered. 

The Milwaukee Area Investigative Team is  investigating the shooting. The Waukesha Police Department is the lead agency in the investigation.


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