For the second time in a week, Milwaukee Police were forced to use deadly force when a knife wielding suspect advanced toward officers.
The latest incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. outside of a residence in the 2600 block of S. 71st Street. Officers were called to the report of a suspect who had armed himself with two knives and was trying to kill a family member. When officers arrived they found the suspect outside, armed with the knives. The uniformed officers made several demands for the suspect to drop the knives, but the suspect instead advanced toward the officers. One officer discharged his handgun, striking the suspect.
The suspect is a 46-year-old Milwaukee man who has a criminal history for violence against his family. He was treated by Milwaukee Fire Department personnel, however he died on the scene.
The officer who shot the suspect is a 47-year-old male with nearly 21-years of service with the Milwaukee Police Department. He is assigned to District 6.
As is standard operating procedure, the incident is under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, per procedure, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation.