A suspect is arrested by Milwaukee Police officers after he confessed to shooting several gunshots into the air on Milwaukee’s North Side. District Five officers were on patrol around 2:30 a.m. on April 19 when they responded to a ShotSpotter report that shots were fired in the 1000 block of W. Chambers Street. About a block away, near N. 10th Lane and W. Burleigh Street, officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation. Inside the car on the passenger seat was a handgun and while talking to police, the driver, a 44-year-old Milwaukee man, admitted that he fired shots into the air just a few minutes before he was pulled over. While speaking with the officers, the suspect was slurring his words and a strong odor of alcohol could be detected. The suspect was asked to perform a field sobriety test which he failed. MPD will present this case, including charges of Operating while Intoxicated (2nd), Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct While Armed, to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.