A Milwaukee Police officer shot a suspect armed with a 9mm handgun moments after the suspect fired rounds at a house on Milwaukee’s north side late Saturday night.
The uniformed officer was driving a marked squad car westbound on W. North Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m. on July 13 when the officer came upon the suspect firing rounds from a handgun at the intersection of N. 44th Street and W. North Avenue. The officer chased the armed suspect on foot westbound on North Avenue and northbound onto N. 45th Street where the suspect turned toward the officer with gun in hand. The officer discharged his handgun to stop the threat, striking the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and a semi-automatic handgun was recovered.
The suspect is a 25-year-old Milwaukee man with a lengthy arrest record, including robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and drugs. He is recovering at a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
The officer is a 32-year-old male with 8-years of service. He is assigned to District 3 and was not injured during the incident.
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 officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation.