A suspect armed with a semi-automatic handgun is shot by Milwaukee Police after officers quickly responded to a ShotSpotter alert on Milwaukee’s North Side.
Preliminary information from the scene indicates that two uniformed Milwaukee Police officers assigned to District 5 responded to the ShotSpotter alert of a gunshot fired in the 2600 block of W. Nash Street at 4:48 p.m., on April 24. The officers stopped two suspects, 15 and 16-year-old males, in the 3700 block of N. 26th Street. The 15-year-old suspect, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, was shot by one of the officers during the stop. The suspect then ran to the 3700 block of N. 25th Street where he was taken into custody with the handgun. Officers rendered first aid and called for medical attention. The suspect, who has an arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department, was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he is currently in serious but stable condition. The second suspect was also arrested at the scene.
The officer involved is 42-years-old with 13 years of service. As is protocol, he has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation. He was not injured during the confrontation.
Additional information will be released when it becomes available.