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UPDATE: Chief Flynn Discusses Weekend Incidents

The video shows a news conference held by Chief Edward A. Flynn on Monday, November 26, 2012 where he discussed weekend incidents including four homicides and an officer-involved shooting. We invite the community to hear the Chief’s remarks in their entirety here.

Following is an update on  incidents that occurred since November 21, 2012:

  • Andrew J. Brown, 25, was fatally stabbed on Nov. 21 at 6:40 p.m. at a home in the 2900 block of W. Vliet St. during a family argument. A 15-year-old relative of Brown’s is in custody.
  • Clemon G. Ferguson, Jr., 18, was shot during an armed robbery at a barbershop on Nov. 21 at 11:45 p.m. at 2541 N. MLK Dr. This death was ruled self-defense by the DA’s office and is not counted as a homicide for UCR purposes. Ferguson was shot by a 26-year-old customer as Ferguson and another armed man were committing a robbery at the business. The second armed robbery suspect, 21, is  in custody and is facing charges of felony murder.
  • Jessie W. Brown, 34, was shot Nov. 22 at 1:13 a.m. at a suspected drug house in the 2100 block of S. 14th St. in what appears to be a drug-related robbery. We are investigating a number of leads in this case. No one is in custody at this time.
  • Leandro Marin, 17, was shot by his friend Nov. 23 at 11:45 p.m. inside a car in the 1800 block of S. 32nd St. Marin was inside a vehicle with the suspect when he fired a gun outside the vehicle and then accidentally shot his friend inside the vehicle. An 18-year-old is in custody. The suspect is facing charges of reckless homicide and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

A man was shot Nov. 24 at 4:02 p.m. in the 3800 block of S. 1st St. by a Milwaukee Police Officer after the suspect was alleged to have committed an armed robbery earlier at 17th & Layton. Daniel J. Kleinmann, 28, had met a man he knows in the area of 17th & Layton to sell him car parts. According to the victim, Kleinmann was armed with a handgun and robbed the man who came to meet him, then drove away, crashing his car at 3rd & Tripoli. Police Officer Shawn Pecoraro responded to the area when he heard the report of an armed robbery over the police radio. Multiple citizen witnesses flagged down the officer and directed him toward where the robbery suspect had fled. Officer Pecoraro was in uniform in a marked squad.

When the officer encountered Kleinmann, the actions of the suspect led the officer to reasonably believe that his life was in danger and he discharged his weapon. Kleinmann, of Germantown, is a convicted felon who was wanted for escape. A gun has not been recovered at this time.

Officer Pecoraro is 39 years old and has 15 years of service on the Milwaukee Police Department. As is procedure, he was placed on administrative duty as the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office reviews the incident.

On Nov. 25 at 2:10 p.m., Milwaukee Police received multiple citizen calls reporting there was a man with a gun in the area of 14th & Center. As a marked squad searched the area for suspects, officers spotted a group of people at 17th & Locust, one of whom fit the description of the suspect with the gun. They ran when they saw the police. Officer Joseph Warren, who was in uniform, got out of the squad and ran after the suspect described as having the gun. When Officer Warren caught up to the suspect, the suspect raised a gun at the officer. Fearing for his life and the lives of others in the area, Officer Warren discharged his weapon. No one was struck.  The weapon, a fascimile gun, was recovered at the scene. The suspect, 14, was arrested. He has a previous arrest for robbery from earlier this year.

Officer Warren remains on full duty. He is 37 years old with 14 years of service at MPD. He is assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau.


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