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***PRESS RELEASE*** Milwaukee Police Investigate a Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting 9-8

***PRESS RELEASE*** Milwaukee Police Investigate a Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting 9-8

Milwaukee Police investigate a non-fatal officer-involved shooting

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a non-fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 1:30 A.M., on the 3200 block of North 26th St. 

At approximately 1:13 A.M., MPD officers observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed near the 2700 block of West Townsend St. Officers activated their lights and sirens and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the suspect refused to stop and led officers on a lengthy vehicle pursuit. At one point during the pursuit, the suspect placed his vehicle in reverse and struck one of the pursuing officers’ squad car.

The suspect continued to flee and shortly afterward, exited his vehicle and ran into a known individual’s residence located on the 3200 block of North 26th St. The pursuing officer chased the suspect toward the house at which time the suspect’s actions caused the officer to believe he was reaching for a weapon. The officer fired one shot at the suspect, which subsequently struck a 41-year-old Milwaukee man who was in close proximity.

The 41-year-old Milwaukee man sustained a serious gunshot injury and was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. At this time, MPD is investigating his involvement in this incident. The suspect who fled from police is a 22-year-old Milwaukee man who was taken into custody on scene. The officer who discharged his firearm is a 27-year-old male with one and a half years of service. 

He will be placed on administrative duty per Milwaukee Police Standard Operating Procedure. The Milwaukee Police Department Homicide Division will be investigating this use of force as the subject’s injuries are non-life threatening. A community briefing discussing this incident will be released in approximately 45 days.